Demospongiae | Haplosclerida
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 : 4.0 cm OT male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)
Sessile; brackish; depth range 1 - 25 m (Ref. 108813)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 25°C - 33°C (Ref. 86836)
Western Central Atlantic.
Mounds or cushions: 2 - 4 cm thick, pinkish to violet externally, lighter internally. Smooth, punctuate surface, sometimes with small tubercles: 0.1 - 0.2 cm high; 0.1 cm wide. Compressible, but soft. Oscules scattered: 0.5 - 1 cm wide (Ref. 415). Grows massive or in rounded mounds (Ref. 86785).
Body thickness: 4 cm (Ref. 415). Found in mangroves (Ref. 86836). 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)