Demospongiae | Hadromerida
Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 4.0 cm OT male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)
Sessile; brackish; depth range 1 - 10 m (Ref. 415)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean.
Thick encrusting up to 4 cm thick. Dull reddish to brown externally, lighter color internally. Smooth surface, leathery to the touch. Compressible in consistency (Ref. 415).
Maximum thickness: 4 cm (Ref. 415). Common between and under coral rubble, in shallow reefs and seagrass environments; 1 to 10 m deep (Ref. 415). 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)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)