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Geodia gibberosa   Lamarck, 1815


Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Geodia gibberosa   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Astrophorida | Geodiidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; brackish; depth range 1 - 90 m (Ref. 108813).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic: USA and Caribbean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Massive; irregular, globular, or lobate of at least 30 cm across. Firm and slighthly compressible. Smooth and non-porous, with ostia present. Sediments, algae and other encrusting sponges usually cover surfaces without ostia. External color: Whitish in dark habitats, dark brown when exposed to light. Cream internal.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow inshore hard bottoms (Ref. 85482) and mangrove ponds (Ref. 86789). In Belize, it is found in a submarine cave near Columbus Cay (Ref. 87209). 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).

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

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Engel, S. and J.R. Pawlik. 2005. (Ref. 836)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown