Chelonaplysilla noevusis commonly referred to as Sponge. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 3223 AphiaID: 132301 Scientific: Chelonaplysilla noevus German: Schwamm English: Sponge Category: Sponges Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Porifera (Phylum) > Demospongiae (Class) > Dendroceratida (Order) > Darwinellidae (Family) > Chelonaplysilla (Genus) > noevus (Species) Initial determination: (Carter, ), 1876 Occurrence: Azores, Israel, North Atlantic Ocean, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Mediterranean Sea Sea depth: 15 - 115 Meter Size: up to 10.63" (27 cm) Temperature: 68 °F - 80.6 °F (20°C - 27°C) Food: Filter feeder, Plankton Difficulty: Not suitable for aquarium keeping Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Chelonaplysilla noevus (Carter, 1876)
Chelonaplysilla noevus (Carter, 1876) is a dark purple encrusting species with a very characteristic surface reticulation of sand grains visible to the naked eye or with a low magnification. There are coarse sharp conules, similar to those of Aplysilla .
Can be found usually on vertical or overhanging bedrock surfaces in offshore, exposed sites.
Aplysina noevus Carter, 1876 (genus transfer)
Chelonaplysilla schoenus (Carter, 1876) (mispelling)
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