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Siphonodictyon coralliphagum   Rützler, 1971

variable boring sponge

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Siphonodictyon coralliphagum   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Demospongiae | Haplosclerida | Phloeodictyidae
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Main reference
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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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 6.0 cm H male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)

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

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean.
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Short description
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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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