Demospongiae | Verongida
Gugel, J., M. Wagler and F. Brümmer. 2011. (Ref. 89667)
Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range 10 - 20 m (Ref. 89667)
Climate / Range
Western Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aqaba.
Found growing on vertical substratum and frequently beneath overhangs (Ref. 89667). 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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