Leather Sponge, Chicken Liver Sponge
Chondrilla nuculais commonly referred to as Leather Sponge, Chicken Liver Sponge. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 100 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 3222 AphiaID: 134110 Scientific: Chondrilla nucula German: Glänzender Lederschwamm English: Leather Sponge, Chicken Liver Sponge Category: Sponges Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Porifera (Phylum) > Demospongiae (Class) > Chondrillida (Order) > Chondrillidae (Family) > Chondrilla (Genus) > nucula (Species) Initial determination: Schmidt, 1862 Occurrence: Belize, Brazil, Cuba, European Coasts, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico (East Pacific), Red Sea, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean Sea, the Seychelles Sea depth: 3 - 20 Meter Size: up to 5.91" (15 cm) Temperature: 24,5 °F - 28,2 °F (24,5°C - 28,2°C) Food: Filter feeder, Plankton, Suspension feeder Tank: 22 gal (~ 100L) Difficulty: Average Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2010-06-09 11:15:44
Last edit: 2020-10-07 15:18:22
Chondrilla nucula is a sea sponge belonging to the Phylum Porifera. While it is highly toxic to fish, it is known to be preyed upon by the hawksbill turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata.
Synonym: Chondrilla embolophora Schmidt, 1862
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