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Siphonodictyon coralliphagum   Rützler, 1971

variable boring sponge

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Haplosclerida | Phloeodictyidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; brackish; depth range 3 - 5 m (Ref. 415).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 6.0 cm H male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)

Short description Morphology

Yellow tube bearing oscula: 1 - 6 cm high; 0.9 - 3 cm wide, coming out of dead coral, with or without tissue covered by inhalant papilla. Excavating sponges, bright yellow sometimes with reddish tinges externally, and lighter yellow internally. Surface micro hispid, and sinuous. High quantities of mucus released when broken (Ref. 415).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Depth based on the Caribbean from Ref. 415. Restricted to the lower buttress zone, fore reef, and fore reef slope of fringing barrier-type reefs at depths between 1.5 to 70 m (Ref. 892). Also found in mangroves (Ref. 86836). 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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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown