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Halichondria poa   (de Laubenfels, 1947)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Halichondrida | Halichondriidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Sessile; brackish.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: USA. Probably in Belize.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Grows with algae on mud bottoms in brackish water (Ref. 85482). 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

Messing, Charles. 2010. (Ref. 85482)

Short description Morphology

Irregular mass usually covered with and semi-buried in sediment and algae. Bright yellow exterior, paler interior. Surface covered by fistules no wider than 0.05 cm with heights between 1 to 2 cm. Oscules less than 0.05 cm on top of oscular chimneys 1 cm wide, 2 to 3 cm high. Soft and compressible, exudate absent. Poorly developed ectosomal skeleton, surface layer non-detachable (Ref. 85482).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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