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Placospongia intermedia   Sollas, 1888

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

Demospongiae | Hadromerida | Placospongiidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Sessile; brackish.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: Jamaica, Belize, Colombia and Panama.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Thick crusts to branching. Brown to tan externally, lighter internally. Surface armored with cortical plates and a pattern of grooves with the inhalant surface. Hard and tough (Ref. 415).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Rare; shallow reef and seagrass beds habitats (Ref. 415) and mangrove ponds (Ref. 86789). Found on rocky and rubble substrates (Ref. 83912). 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

Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown