Demospongiae | Homosclerophorida
Collin, R., M.C. DÃaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. SÃ¡nchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. ValdÃ©s. 2005. (Ref. 415)
Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range ? - 26 m (Ref. 108813)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic.
Thick encrusting; 1 - 5 cm thick. Brown to greenish-gray, or yellowish externally, lighter brown to tan internally. Smooth surface, but it may have papillae of slits. Oscules: less than 1 cm wide; with a collar-membrane. Dense (like cheese) and compressible (Ref. 415).
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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