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Suberites domuncula Hermit Crab Sponge

Suberites domunculais commonly referred to as Hermit Crab Sponge. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
3124 
AphiaID:
134282 
Scientific:
Suberites domuncula 
German:
Einsiedlerschwamm 
English:
Hermit Crab Sponge 
Category:
Sponges 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Porifera (Phylum) > Demospongiae (Class) > Suberitida (Order) > Suberitidae (Family) > Suberites (Genus) > domuncula (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Olivi, ), 1792 
Occurrence:
the Black Sea, Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean), European Coasts, Gulf of Aden, North Atlantic Ocean, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Mediterranean Sea 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
3.94" - 7.87" (10cm - 20cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 77 °F (°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Filter feeder, Zooplankton 
Tank:
44 gal (~ 200L) 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Suberites affinis
  • Suberites anastomosus
  • Suberites aurantiacus
  • Suberites australiensis
  • Suberites axiatus
  • Suberites axinelloides
  • Suberites baffini
  • Suberites bengalensis
  • Suberites caminatus
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-03-28 20:50:56 

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Suberites domuncula (Olivi, 1792)

Suberites domuncula is well known for colonizing gastropod shells occupied by hermit crabs. At least 13 species of hermit crabs have been found associated with this sponge. It has also been recorded attached to the shells of live gastropods and the carapace of other crustaceans.

Synonymised names:
Alcyonium bulbosum Esper, 1794 (genus transfer & junior synonym)
Alcyonium compactum Lamarck, 1815 (genus transfer & junior synonym)
Alcyonium domuncula Olivi, 1792 (genus transfer)
Litamena spugnosa Renier, 1828 (genus transfer & junior synonym)
Suberites compactus Balsamo Crivelli, 1863 (junior synonym)

Direct children (3):
Variety Suberites domuncula var. domuncula (Olivi, 1792)
Variety Suberites domuncula var. ficus (Johnston, 1842) accepted as Suberites ficus (Johnston, 1842) (status change)
Variety Suberites domuncula var. spermatozoon (Schmidt, 1875) accepted as Suberites spermatozoon (Schmidt, 1875) (status change)

External links

  1. Wikipedia (de). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  2. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  3. Wikipedia englisch (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. WoRMS (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.

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