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Placospongia intermedia   Sollas, 1888

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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Hadromerida | Placospongiidae

Main reference References | Biblio | 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)

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Environment

Sessile; brackish

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

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

Short description

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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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