Not assigned | Homosclerophorida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; depth range 9 - 11 m (Ref. 415). Subtropical
Western Atlantic: Brazil, Belize, Colombia and Panama.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Thick encrusting to massive-lobate (up to cm high). Brown to gray-black externally, tan internally. Some specimens show darker spots. Oscules with a membrane ( 1 - 2 wide). Smooth, but slightly rough surface to the touch. Compressible and dense (Ref. 415).
Depth range based on Panama from Ref. 415. May also occur 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.
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
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 27.1 - 28.4, mean 27.7 (based on 164 cells).