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Theonella swinhoei Swinhoe's sponge

Theonella swinhoeiis commonly referred to as Swinhoe's sponge. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Zylinderschwamm, Theonella swinhoei

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lexID:
6265 
AphiaID:
171264 
Scientific:
Theonella swinhoei 
German:
Wurzelschwamm 
English:
Swinhoe's Sponge 
Category:
Sponges 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Porifera (Phylum) > Demospongiae (Class) > Tetractinellida (Order) > Theonellidae (Family) > Theonella (Genus) > swinhoei (Species) 
Initial determination:
Gray, 1868 
Occurrence:
East Africa, Egypt, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Madagascar, Palau, Philippines, Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, the Andaman Sea, the Seychelles 
Sea depth:
20 - 188 Meter 
Size:
up to 11.81" (30 cm) 
Temperature:
68 °F - 77 °F (20°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Plankton 
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:
  • Theonella annulata
  • Theonella atlantica
  • Theonella complicata
  • Theonella conica
  • Theonella cupola
  • Theonella cylindrica
  • Theonella deliqua
  • Theonella ferruginea
  • Theonella incerta
  • Theonella invaginata
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-06-20 20:48:08 

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Theonella swinhoei Gray, 1868

Theo swinhoei is commonly in reefs, growing up to 30 cm and is found in depths up to 20 m.

This sponge has chemical defense substances. These substances are subject of extensive medical and therapeutic studies and research projects.

Synonymised names:
Dactylocalyx prattii Bowerbank, 1869 (genus transfer and junior synonym)
Theonella pratti (Bowerbank, 1869) (junior synonym)

Direct children (1):
Variety Theonella swinhoei var. verrucosa Wilson, 1925

External links

  1. Homepage von Anne Frijsinger & Mat Vestjens (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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