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Phorbas amaranthus   Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864


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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Poecilosclerida | Hymedesmiidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; brackish; depth range 1 - 36 m (Ref. 108813).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: Belize, Cuba and USA.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Engel, S. and J.R. Pawlik. 2005. (Ref. 837)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown