Demospongiae | Dendroceratida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 101942). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: Indonesia, New Caledonia and Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
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.
Hooper, J.N.A., J.A. Kennedy and R.W.M. van Soest. 2000. (Ref. 81108)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates based on models
): 14.8 - 27.9, mean 21.7 (based on 580 cells).