Suberites aurantiacus   (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864)

lobate sponge

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Hadromerida | Suberitidae

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

Sessile; depth range 1 - 50 m (Ref. 108813).  Temperate

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Atlantic and Central Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Encrusting to massive growth form, usually with large lobate or digitate projections. External color is usually red or red-orange, but may also be yellow, dark green, greenish purple, or turquoise, internal color is always yellow-ochre. Texture is dense, flexible and rubbery but easy to tear, somewhat similar to cheese. Surface is generally smooth some with occasional goose-bumps. Spicules are straight sharply pointed tylostyles with large variation in size of about 300 to 700 micrometer. Some smaller ones have irregularly shaped or lumpy heads. Ectosome consists of brushes of smaller tylostyles of about 300 micrometers in size.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Combination depth range: min from literature, max from estimate. 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

DeFelice, R.C., L.G. Eldredge and J.T. Carlton. 2001. (Ref. 3248)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 21.1 - 28.2, mean 26.5 (based on 566 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)