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Phorbas amaranthus   Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864


Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Phorbas amaranthus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Demospongiae | Poecilosclerida | Hymedesmiidae
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Main reference
Engel, S. and J.R. Pawlik. 2005. (Ref. 837)
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Environment
Reef-associated; brackish; depth range 1 - 36 m (Ref. 108813)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic: Belize, Cuba and USA.
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Short description
Encrusting, 0.5 to 3 cm thick. Smooth surface with diagnostic pattern of round, slightly elevated pore fields not greater than 0.5 cm wide. Exterior and interior dark red to red-brown. Fragile and soft. Dark exudate when damaged. Elevated round oscules distributed irregulary with thin transparent or colored marginal membrane. Abundant spicules support the rounded warts at the surface (Ref. 85482).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common on reefs; encrusts dead corals or the bases of live corals or on metamorphic rocks (Ref. 85482). 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




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