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 : 0.5 cm OT male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)
Climate / Range
Caribbean Sea: Belize and Panama.
Encrusting: 0.3 - 0.5 cm thick, with meandering dermal canals that depart from large collared-oscula; 0.5 - 2 cm. Milky-orange, yellowish to brownish red externally, lighter to yellowish internally. Consistency soft, smooth surface (Ref. 415).
Maximum body thickness: 0.5 cm (Ref. 415). Rare to common encrusting red mangrove roots, peat banks, and oyster shells (Ref. 415). Common to abundant in mangrove ponds (Ref. 86789). 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)