Demospongiae | Spirophorida
Hooper, J.N.A., J.A. Kennedy and R.W.M. van Soest. 2000. (Ref. 81108)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range ? - 17 m (Ref. 108813)
Climate / Range
Indo-West Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean.
In Belize, it was found in a submarine cave near Columbus Cay (Ref. 87209). 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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