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Spongia pertusa   Hyatt, 1877


Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Spongia pertusa   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Demospongiae | Dictyoceratida | Spongiidae
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Main reference
Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)
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Environment
Sessile; brackish; depth range 1 - 10 m (Ref. 108813)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean.
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Short description
Massive-amorphous to globular. Black externally and tan internally. Surface smooth to the eye, but microconulose under the microscope. Conules : 0.02 cm high, 0.1 cm apart. Membrane-bearing oscula 0.5 - 1 cm dispersed irregularly over the sponge body. Compressible, easy to cut (Ref. 415).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common on mangrove roots (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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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