Aciculites papillata Lévi & Lévi, 1983
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Family:  Scleritodermidae ()
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Environment:  sessile; marine; depth range 310 - 480 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: New Caledonia.
Biology:  Filter-feeder (Ref. 68823). 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).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 24.03.15
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 30.06.15

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