Demospongiae | Haplosclerida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; brackish. Tropical
Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 3.0 cm OT male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)
Thin to thick crust: 0.5 - 3 cm with a large number of fistules and oscular tubes, 0.5 cm in diameter, 3 - 5 cm long, departing from it. Tubular walls paper thin, semitransparent. White, or tan externally and internally (Ref. 415).
Maximum body thickness is 3 cm (Ref. 415). Mangrove roots (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. 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
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)