Demospongiae | Dictyoceratida
Vacelet, J. 1987. (Ref. 363)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 20.0 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 363)
Climate / Range
Sponge of massive form or more often out of thick blade. Osculus a few mm in diameter, dispersed. Primary fibers: 0.005 - 0.007 cm diameter, deprived of marrow and foreign bodies. Secondary fibers: 0.003 - 0.004 cm diameter.
Maximum size: 20 cm. Importance: exploited in small quantities, mainly in Tunisia (Ref. 363). 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
Fisheries: minor commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)