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Cinachyrella australiensis Golf Ball Sponge

Cinachyrella australiensisis commonly referred to as Golf Ball Sponge. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Golf Ball Sponge (Cinachyra australiensis)-Nudi Falls, Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, INDONESIA


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lexID:
10186 
AphiaID:
171296 
Scientific:
Cinachyrella australiensis 
German:
Golfball Schwamm 
English:
Golf Ball Sponge 
Category:
Sponges 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Porifera (Phylum) > Demospongiae (Class) > Tetractinellida (Order) > Tetillidae (Family) > Cinachyrella (Genus) > australiensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Carter, ), 1886 
Occurrence:
Australia, Indonesia, Lembeh Strait, Madagascar, Malaysia, Palau, Sulawesi, Tansania, the Seychelles, Vietnam 
Sea depth:
5 - 84 Meter 
Size:
2.36" - 3.15" (6cm - 8cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 80.6 °F (23°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Filter feeder, Plankton 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Cinachyrella albabidens
  • Cinachyrella albaobtusa
  • Cinachyrella albatridens
  • Cinachyrella amphiacantha
  • Cinachyrella anomala
  • Cinachyrella apion
  • Cinachyrella arabica
  • Cinachyrella arenosa
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-10-09 17:21:30 

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Cinachyrella australiensis (Carter, 1886)

Cinachyrella, commonly known as Ball or Golf Ball Sponge, is a large genus of marine sponges from Tetillidae family. Spherical sponges with an uneven surface with circular depressions, hence the name. Because their surface with needle-like spicules trap silt and mud and the sponge is well-disguised.Cinachyrella australiensis is yellow in colour.

Do not touch with bare hands, the sharp spicules can be embedded in the skin !

Synonyms:
Cinachyra australiensis
Cinachyra isis
Cinachyra malaccensis
Cinachyra providentiae
Craniella australiensis
Spiretta porosa
Tethya armata
Tethya australiensis
Tetilla australiensis
Tetilla cinachyroides
Tetilla lindgreni

External links

  1. Flickr (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Wild Singapore Homepage (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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