Pachataxa lutea Pulitzer-Finali, 1986
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Family:  Calthropellidae ()
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Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean; Belize.
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: Pacres-Urriquia, Lealde - 11.09.09
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 01.02.11

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