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Spongia tubulifera   Lamarck, 1814


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Spongia tubulifera   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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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 0.5 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 415); common length : 1.0 cm H male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)

Environment
Sessile; brackish; depth range 1 - 3 m (Ref. 108813)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 25°C - 33°C (Ref. 86836)

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean.
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Short description
Maximum Width: 0.5 cm. Height: 0.5 - 1 cm. Massive sponge, with oscular tubes. Brown to black in color externally, tan internally. Conulose surface, some tubercle-like projections: few mm high, 0.2 - 0.3 cm wide. Compressible.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common to rare on mangrove roots (Ref. 415). Hosts alpheid shrimps on its canals (Ref. 83410). 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




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Mass conversion

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Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown