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Pachymatisma johnstonia Elephant's Ear Sponge

Pachymatisma johnstoniais commonly referred to as Elephant's Ear Sponge. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
7147 
AphiaID:
134057 
Scientific:
Pachymatisma johnstonia 
German:
Schwamm 
English:
Elephant's Ear Sponge 
Category:
Sponges 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Porifera (Phylum) > Demospongiae (Class) > Tetractinellida (Order) > Geodiidae (Family) > Pachymatisma (Genus) > johnstonia (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Bowerbank in Johnston, ), 1842 
Occurrence:
the North Sea, Bay of Biscay, East-Atlantic Ocean, European Coasts, North Atlantic Ocean, Scandinavia, Spain, the British Isles, The Shetland Islands (Scotland) 
Size:
up to 15.75" (40 cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 64.4 °F (°C - 18°C) 
Food:
Filter feeder, Plankton 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2014-05-15 19:23:23 

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Bowerbank, 1842

Colour: Purple-grey to slate grey to off-white.

The sponge lives on bedrock and stable boulders, often on cliff walls.

A common species in sites with strong water movement, also found on overhangs in extreme shelter.

Depth: down to 300 meters.

Synonyms:
Caminus osculosus Grübe, 1872
Halichondria johnstonia Bowerbank in Johnston, 1842

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Porifera (Phylum) > Demospongiae (Class) > Astrophorida (Order) > Geodiidae (Family) > Erylinae (Subfamily) > Pachymatisma (Genus)

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