Demospongiae | Halichondrida
SarÃ , M., A. Balduzzi, M. Barbieri, G. Bavestrello and B. Burlando. 1992. (Ref. 87531)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 102317)
Climate / Range
Western Central Pacific and Antarctic Indian Ocean: Palau and Kerguelen Island.
Depth range is based on occurrence in French Southern Territories (Ref. 102317); to be replaced with a better reference. 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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