Demospongiae | Haplosclerida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Western Central Atlantic: Panama, Colombia, Curacao and Venezuela.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 0.5 cm OT male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)
Thick to thin encrusting: 0.1 - 0.5 cm thick. Oscules: 0.2 - 0.4 cm wide; volcano shaped, with transparent membranes. Whitish to yellowish or light purple in color. Soft and fragile, almost crunchy to the touch. C-shaped sigmas abundant (Ref. 415).
Maximum body thickness: 0.5 cm. In Bocas, common on mangroves roots, while in other localities it is a reported from cryptic reef habitats and seagrass beds as well (Ref. 415). 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. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)