Agelas sceptrum (Lamarck, 1815)
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Family:  Agelasidae ()
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Environment:  sessile; marine
Distribution:  Caribbean.
Diagnosis:  Cinnamon-tan to orange with whitish spots. Creeping of erect branches. Tough consistency (Ref. 81728).
Biology:  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)
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Entered by: Pacres-Urriquia, Lealde - 11.12.05
Modified by: Pacres-Urriquia, Lealde - 26.08.09

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