Demospongiae | Halisarcida
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)
Sessile; brackish; depth range 2 - 15 m (Ref. 415)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic.
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).
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)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)