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Strongylacidon unguiferum   van Soest, 2009

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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Poecilosclerida | Chondropsidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

van Soest, R.W.M. 2009. (Ref. 83467)

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Sessile; brackish

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Caribbean.

Short description

Thinly encrusting. Smooth surface. Black to gray in situ; greenish in alcohol. Skeleton: dendritic, in bundles of 10 to 20 megascleres rising individually from the substrate and dividing dichotomously. Spicule bundles, not forming a separate ectosomal skeleton, spread to carry the surface membrane which carries numerous scattered microscleres (Ref. 83467).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Encrusting undersides of coral rubble in shallow reef habitats. Also in lagoons and on mangrove roots (Ref. 83467). 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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Price category (Ref. 80766)