Haliclona carduus (Ridley & Dendy, 1886)
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Family:  Chalinidae ()
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Environment:  sessile; marine; depth range 384 - 1006 m
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific and Antarctic Indian Ocean: Kerguelen and Crozet Islands.
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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)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 03.08.11
Modified by: Pacres-Urriquia, Lealde - 24.08.11

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