Demospongiae | Halichondrida
Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 2.0 cm H male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)
Sessile; depth range ? - 50 m (Ref. 108813)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic.
Massive encrusting body usually burrowing in the sand from which sharp and corrugated projections arise. Up to 2 cm high and 0.5 cm wide. Orange to yellow externally, slightly lighter internally. Compressible but fragile (Ref. 415).
Growing on deeper areas of the reef over sandy and or muddy bottoms, covered by sediments (Ref. 415). 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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)