Demospongiae | Astrophorida
Rützler, K., M.C. Diaz, R.W.M. van Soest, S. Zea, K.P. Smith, B. Alvarez and J. Wulff. 2000. (Ref. 86789)
Size / Weight / Age
Climate / Range
Caribbean Sea: Belize.
Occurs in mangrove ponds (Ref. 86789). 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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