Demospongiae | Halichondrida
Hooper, J.N.A. and C. L√©vi. 1993. (Ref. 85271)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 101942)
Climate / Range
Western Central Pacific: Endemic to New Caledonia.
It is found on coral rubble (Ref. 85271). Filter-feeder (Ref. 68823). 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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