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Spirastrella coccinea   (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864)

pink and red encrusting sponge

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Hadromerida | Spirastrellidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Sessile; brackish; depth range 0 - 15 m (Ref. 415).  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Thin encrusting: 0.1 - 0.5 cm bright red sponge. Internally the color grades from red to brown or orange. Smooth surface, leathery to the touch. Small oscules: 0.05 - 0.2 cm in diameter often on small mounds, with star shaped transparent canals departing from the oscula (Ref. 415).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 108813. Rare species in between coral rubble, usually cryptic; 1 to 15 m deep (Ref. 415). Also occurs in mangrove ponds (Ref. 86789). In Belize, it was found in a submarine cave near Columbus Cay (Ref. 87209). 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

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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