Haliclona turquoisia (de Laubenfels, 1954)
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Family:  Chalinidae ()
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Environment:  sessile; marine; depth range 0 - 1 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Palau and Marshall Islands.
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Biology:  Depth range is based on occurrence in Australia (Ref. 102309); to be replaced with a better reference. In rocky subtidal areas. Associated with Sargassum (Ref. 102310). 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 - 23.03.15
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 01.10.15

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