Demospongiae | Halichondrida
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
Max length : 2.0 cm OT male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)
Reef-associated; brackish; depth range 2 - 28 m (Ref. 108813)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean wide.
Thin to thick encrusting: 0.5 - 2 cm thick. Bright orange to yellowish orange, externally and internally. The surface is conulose; transparent with scattered and membranous oscules. The consistency is very soft and limp (Ref. 415).
Maximum thickness: 2 cm (Ref. 415). It is common on mangrove roots; peat banks; and on shallow reefs habitats (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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)