Demospongiae | Haplosclerida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; brackish; depth range 1 - 2 m (Ref. 86836). Tropical; 25°C - 33°C (Ref. 86836)
Western Central Atlantic.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 1.0 cm OT male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)
Massive lobate to ramose. Color: dark green externally, lighter internally. Surface smooth with oscular chimneys; 0.5 - 1 cm diameter. The species is compressible but crumbly in consistency (Ref. 415).
Maximum surface diameter: 1 cm (Ref. 415). Depth range from Belize (Ref. 086836). Common on shallow reefs, seagrass beds, and mangroves (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. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 26.3 - 28.4, mean 27.4 (based on 151 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)