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Strongylacidon unguiferum   van Soest, 2009

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Classification
Demospongiae | Poecilosclerida | Chondropsidae
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Main reference
van Soest, R.W.M. 2009. (Ref. 83467)
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Environment
Sessile; brackish

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Caribbean.
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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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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)