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Agelas dispar   (Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864)


Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Agelasida | Agelasidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Sessile; depth range 10 - 35 m (Ref. 415).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 30.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 415)

Short description Morphology

Massive, roundish, occasionally lobate up to 30 cm wide. Two distinct color: bright orange, and reddish to walnut-brown externally, lighter orange or tan internally. The surface is smooth. There are 3 intergrading kinds of oscules: 1. meandering invaginations; 0.1 - 0.3 cm wide; up to 5 cm long; 2. circular oscule, 0.2 - 0.7 cm in diameter; 3. smaller, circular to elongate, 0.1 - 0.2 cm wide, flush (Ref. 415).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 108813. Coral reefs, usually below 10 m in depth (Ref. 415). It hosts alpheid shrimps in its canals (Ref. 86672). Commensal with amphipods (Ref. 82302). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.4 - 28.2, mean 27.2 (based on 58 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (20 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown