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Spongia virgultosa   (Schmidt, 1868)

finger sponge
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Classification
Demospongiae | Dictyoceratida | Spongiidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Vacelet, J. 1987. (Ref. 363)
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Size / Weight / Age

Environment
Sessile, usually 0 - 80 m (Ref. 363)

Climate / Range
Subtropical

Distribution
Southeast Pacific, Central Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
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Short description
Sponge covering, thick from 0.5 to 1 cm, equipped with conical papillae oculifera from 0.5 to 1.5 cm in height on 0.3 to 0.4 cm of diameter. Conules small, localized on the papillae; the remainder of surface is smooth. Primary: 0.004 - 0.005 cm diameter, rare fibers, with foreign bodies. Secondary fibers: 0.004 - 0.005 in-depth cm, 0.0007 - 0.002 cm on the surface. Color: Yellowish with dark chestnut (Ref. 363).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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




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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
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