Demospongiae | Halichondrida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; brackish; depth range 0 - 70 m (Ref. 415). Tropical
Western Atlantic and Pacific Ocean: Caribbean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Massive-amorphous, lobate or mound-shape. Bright red externally and internally. Short conule: 0.05 cm high; distributed or tall conules: 0.1 - 0.2 cm high irregularly distributed. Oscules abundant: 0.3 - 0.6 cm in diameter, with a thin membrane. Slimy when cut (Ref. 415).
Occurs in rock patches, mangrove roots and on coral reefs at depths between 0.5 to 70 m (Ref. 415, 81712). 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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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.
Collin, R., M.C. DÃaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. SÃ¡nchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. ValdÃ©s. 2005. (Ref. 415)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 23.6 - 28, mean 26.5 (based on 228 cells).