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Sphaerotylus antarcticus   Kirkpatrick, 1907


Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Sphaerotylus antarcticus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Hadromerida | Polymastiidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Sessile; depth range 17 - 450 m (Ref. 89939).  Polar

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Circumantarctic.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Dome-shaped or spheroidal. Dense short piles of cortical microtyles present on surface, with several usually elongated papillae with or without a large terminal orifice. Cortex with dermal pores, with each pore opening into one tubular canal (Ref. 089939).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits mostly hard bottoms; occasional on mud (Ref. 089939). 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

Southern Ocean Mollusc Database (SOMBASE). 2011. (Ref. 87340)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766)