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Smenospongia aurea   (Hyatt, 1875)


Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Smenospongia aurea   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Dictyoceratida | Thorectidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Diaz, M.C. and K. Ruetzler. 2009. (Ref. 86836)

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Sessile; brackish

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean.

Short description

Massive, often forming groups of adjacent oscular mounds or volcanos. Color varies from brown skin-yellow oscules and flesh; to light greenish skin-yellow green oscules and flesh. Dermis resting on fibers is honeycomb patterned. Darkens and exudes mucus when handled.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

Human uses


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Mass conversion

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