Demospongiae | Hadromerida
Messing, Charles. 2010. (Ref. 85482)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range 2 - 15 m (Ref. 108813)
Climate / Range
Western Indian Ocean, Western Central Atlantic, Mediterranean and Red Sea.
It is a borer and an epibiotic (Ref. 108813). 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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