Cliona caribbaea   Carter, 1882


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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Hadromerida | Clionaidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Reef-associated; brackish; depth range 1 - 70 m (Ref. 108813).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 0.2 cm OT male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)

Short description Morphology

Thin encrusting; 0.2 cm thick; continuously covering the substratum. Brown to gray in color. Oscula: 0.2 - 0.3 cm wide with a cream colored rim. Papillae may be distinguished on small specimens or growing on rims (Ref. 415).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum thickness: 0.2 cm (Ref. 415). Mostly deeper than 6 m, sometimes in shallow rubble (Ref. 415). Also occurs in mangrove ponds (Ref. 86789). 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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.4 - 28.2, mean 27.2 (based on 118 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown