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Polymastia aurantia Cone Sponge

Polymastia aurantiais commonly referred to as Cone Sponge. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Javier Couper (Predomalpha), New Zealand

Polymastia aurantium,Cornwallis Peninsula.2019


Courtesy of the author Javier Couper (Predomalpha), New Zealand Photo taken by Javier Couper. Please visit www.inaturalist.org for more information.

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lexID:
12787 
AphiaID:
246102 
Scientific:
Polymastia aurantia 
German:
Warzen-Schwamm 
English:
Cone Sponge 
Category:
Sponges 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Porifera (Phylum) > Demospongiae (Class) > Polymastiida (Order) > Polymastiidae (Family) > Polymastia (Genus) > aurantia (Species) 
Initial determination:
Kelly-Borges & Bergquist, 1997 
Occurrence:
New Zealand 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
up to 7.09" (18 cm) 
Temperature:
51.8 °F - 68 °F (11°C - 20°C) 
Food:
Filter feeder, Suspension feeder 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Polymastia actinioides
  • Polymastia affinis
  • Polymastia agglutinans
  • Polymastia andrica
  • Polymastia arctica
  • Polymastia atlantica
  • Polymastia azorica
  • Polymastia bartletti
  • Polymastia bicolor
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-02-16 13:05:21 

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Polymastia aurantia Kelly-Borges & Bergquist, 1997

Spelling Originally Polymastia aurantium but corrected to Polymastia aurantia to match the gender of the genus name.

Polymastia aurantia is a sponge belonging to the family Polymastiidae. It is found in intertidal habitats including tide pools in the vicinity of Auckland, New Zealand.

The sponge is thickly and encrusting with a soft, fleshy texture. The outer surface is bright orange with a yellowish-brown interior and marked with widely spaced papillae. In areas of strong wave action, Polymastia sponges does not grow the teat structures, but instead grows in a corrugated form.

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.

This sponge is a filter feeder and suspension feeder.

External links

  1. Wikimedia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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