Demospongiae | Halichondrida
Hooper, J.N.A., J.A. Kennedy and R.W.M. van Soest. 2000. (Ref. 81108)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 12.0 cm DL male/unsexed; (Ref. )
Sessile; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 101942)
Climate / Range
Western Central Pacific: Indonesia, Australia and New Caledonia.
Pale orange-brown to brown when alive and pale beige in ethanol. Small, club-shaped with short cylindrical stalk, enlarged basal holdfast and several very thin, leaf-like, flattened branches with even margins.
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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