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Aiolochroia crassa   (Hyatt, 1875)

branching tube sponge

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Aiolochroia crassa  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Demospongiae | Verongida | Aplysinidae

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

Sessile; brackish; depth range 3 - 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

Short description Morphology

Massive to lobate. Surface has knob-shaped conules; 0.3 - 0.4 cm high; up to 1 cm apart. Dense like cheese. Oscules with membranes; 1 - 2 cm wide; on top of lobes (Ref. 415). External is usually bicolored but highly variable at purple, greenish, red-brown, orange or bright yellow. Internal color is bright lemon yellow. Exudate is dark; turns bluish after air exposure for about an hour.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 108813. Common in reefs (Ref. 85482) and sea grass (Ref. 415). Also found in mangroves (Ref. 86836). Hosts alpheid shrimps in its canals (Ref. 86626). 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): 23.5 - 28, mean 26.5 (based on 290 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown