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Halisarca caerulea   Vacelet & Donadey, 1989


Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Halisarca caerulea   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Halisarcida | Halisarcidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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 : 0.2 cm OT male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)

Environment

Sessile; brackish; depth range 2 - 15 m (Ref. 415)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic.

Short description

Encrusting sponge, 0.1 - 0.2 cm thickness. Smooth, and slippery surface, with regularly dispersed oscula: 0.2 - 0.3 cm in diameter. A conspicuous star-shaped canal system surrounds each oscula (Ref. 415). Color: light to dark blue or violet. Leathery (Ref. 85482).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum body thickness: 0.2 cm (Ref. 415). On dead coral in reef environments: 2 to 15 m deep (Ref. 415). Also found in mangroves (Ref. 86836). Favors coral undersides, overhangs, and crevices in shallow and deep reefs and hard bottoms (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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown