Demospongiae | Poecilosclerida
Desbruyères, D., M. Segonzac and M. Bright (eds.). 2006. (Ref. 8774)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 12.0 cm H male/unsexed; (Ref. 8774)
Sessile; depth range 91 - 4960 m (Ref. 8774)
Climate / Range
Atlantic and Caribbean.
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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