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Clathria (Microciona) mima Veined Sponge

Clathria (Microciona) mimais commonly referred to as Veined Sponge. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Scott & Jeanette Johnson, Kwajalein Unterwater

Clathria-mima-jj-0011-021509_This red species is found encrusting rocks and cables in lagoon areas.


Courtesy of the author Scott & Jeanette Johnson, Kwajalein Unterwater Please visit www.underwaterkwaj.com for more information.

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lexID:
4250 
AphiaID:
167665 
Scientific:
Clathria (Microciona) mima 
German:
Venen-Schwamm 
English:
Veined Sponge 
Category:
Sponges 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Porifera (Phylum) > Demospongiae (Class) > Poecilosclerida (Order) > Microcionidae (Family) > Clathria (Genus) > (Microciona) mima (Species) 
Initial determination:
(de Laubenfels, ), 1954 
Occurrence:
Guam, Marschall Islands, Singapore 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
3.94" - 7.87" (10cm - 20cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 78.8 °F (°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Filter feeder 
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:
  • Clathria abietina
  • Clathria abrolhosensis
  • Clathria acanthostyli
  • Clathria acanthotoxa
  • Clathria acarnoides
  • Clathria aceratoobtusa
  • Clathria achelata
  • Clathria aculeofila
  • Clathria adioristica
  • Clathria affinis
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-04-12 20:20:53 

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Clathria (Microciona) mima (de Laubenfels, 1954)

This red encrusting sponge is found encrusting rocks and cables in lagoon areas.Encrusting sheet, thin fragile, but broad (10-20cm). Surface smooth and glossy with distinct branching 'veins'. Colour pale orange to reddish/red.

May be confused with encrusting ascidians; ascidians do not have 'veins'.

The sieve cowrie Cribrarula cribraria feeds on this encrusting sponge.

Synonymised names:
Clathria mima (de Laubenfels, 1954)· accepted, alternate representation (subgenus assignment)
Ophlitaspongia mima de Laubenfels, 1954 (genus transfer)

External links

  1. underwaterkwaj.com (en). Abgerufen am 12.04.2021.
  2. wildsingapore.com (en). Abgerufen am 12.04.2021.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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