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Haplosyllis spongicola   (Grube, 1855)

sponge worm

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

Polychaeta | Phyllodocida | Syllidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)

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Environment

Host; depth range 0 - 189 m (Ref. 112705)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific, Western Atlantic and the Mediterranean: Central America to northern Brazil.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

From intertidal to circumlittoral and bathyal habitats. Occurs both inside and outside of all kinds of sponges and hard substrates (Ref. 107178). In soft substrate (Ref. 112705). Found in the aquiferous system of the sponge Aplysina cauliformis while grazing on the sponge tissues (Ref. 108308). Members of the class Polychaeta are mostly gonochoric (sexual). Mating: Females produce a pheromone attracting and signalling the males to shed sperm which in turn stimulates females to shed eggs, this behavior is known as swarming. Gametes are spawned through the metanephridia or body wall rupturing (termed as "epitoky", wherein a pelagic, reproductive individual, "epitoke", is formed from a benthic, nonreproductive individual, "atoke"). After fertilization, most eggs become planktonic; although some are retained in the worm tubes or burrowed in jelly masses attached to the tubes (egg brooders). Life Cycle: Eggs develop into trocophore larva, which later metamorph into juvenile stage (body lengthened), and later develop into adults (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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