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Xestospongia muta   (Schmidt, 1870)

giant barrel sponge

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Haplosclerida | Petrosiidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; brackish; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 415).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 250 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 99323)

Short description Morphology

Barrel shaped, with thick walls. Purple to red brown externally, tan internally. Surface with protuberances with round or blade-like outlines. Brittle and crumbly in consistency. Oscules on the inner side of vase; 0.2 - 0.3 cm (Ref. 415).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 108813. Common on reef environments (Ref. 415). Also found in mangroves (Ref. 86836). Broadcast spawner (Ref. 99702). Synchronous spawning; eggs scattered on the benthos (Ref. 99702).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Broadcast spawner.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown