Demospongiae | Poecilosclerida | Desmacellidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
HÃ¤ussermann, V. and G. FÃ¶rsterra. 2009. (Ref. 87801)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range 10 - 1080 m (Ref. 87801)
Climate / Range
Southeast Pacific and the Antarctic: Chile and Antarctica.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Contact to this species may cause dermatitis (Ref. 87801). This species is found on rock walls at depths of 10 to 1,080 m. It is often used as a substrate of other species such as tunicates of cnidarians. It can tolerate stress through fine sediments (Ref. 87801). Members of the class Demospongiae are hermaphroditic. Life cycle: The zygote develops into parenchymella larva (free-swimming) before settling down on a substrate where it grows into a young sponge (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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