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Homaxinella balfourensis   (Ridley & Dendy, 1886)

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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Hadromerida | Suberitidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Andrew, N. and M. Francis. 2003. (Ref. 82739)

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Sessile; depth range ? - 550 m (Ref. 89939)

Climate / Range

Polar

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Antarctic: Kerguelen, Terre Adelie, Heard Island and Antarctica.

Short description

White. Smooth surface, attaching to substrate by stolons or a root system. Branching or club shaped (Ref. 089939).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Contains substances with antifreeze properties and able to protect itself from diatom fouling. Suspension feeder; usually preyed on by starfishes. Diatoms present within its cells has no known role as of yet (Ref. 089939). 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

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)