Demospongiae | Haplosclerida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Reef-associated; brackish; depth range 1 - 23 m (Ref. 108813). Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 15.0 cm H male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)
Clusters of hollow tubes, ramose solid branches: 0.5 - 2 cm thickness; up to 15 cm high, ; or cushions, 1 - 3 cm thick. Oscula on side of branches or on top of hollow tubes: 0.2 - 0.5 cm wide. Bright pink to brownish externally, lighter to tan internally. Soft and limp in consistency. Surface microhispid (Ref. 415).
On mangrove habitat, and under coral rubble (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
): 19.9 - 28.1, mean 27.1 (based on 932 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)