Demospongiae | Astrophorida
Zea, S., T.P. Henkel and J.R. Pawlik. 2009. (Ref. 81728)
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Spherical with a central or lateral oscule. Color: cream with brownish tinges; difficult to distinguish. Morphology: massive, spherical. Tough consistency.
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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