Demospongiae | Dictyoceratida
Stevely, J.M. and D.E. Sweat. 1994. (Ref. 87192)
Size / Weight / Age
Sessile; depth range 3 - 15 m (Ref. 108813)
Climate / Range
Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas and Belize.
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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