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Cliona delitrix Red boring sponge

Cliona delitrixis commonly referred to as Red boring sponge. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
7203 
AphiaID:
170437 
Scientific:
Cliona delitrix 
German:
Roter Bohrschwamm 
English:
Red Boring Sponge 
Category:
Sponges 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Porifera (Phylum) > Demospongiae (Class) > Clionaida (Order) > Clionaidae (Family) > Cliona (Genus) > delitrix (Species) 
Initial determination:
Pang, 1973 
Occurrence:
Belize, Brazil, Columbia, Cuba, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, the Netherlands Antilles, USA, Venezuela, West-Atlantic Ocean 
Sea depth:
2 - 22 Meter 
Size:
13.78" - 19.69" (35cm - 50cm) 
Temperature:
69.8 °F - 82.4 °F (21°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Filter feeder, Plankton, Suspension feeder 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-04-24 17:20:41 

Info

Pang, 1973

The main corals on which Cliona delitrix grows are Siderastrea siderea, Diploria labyrinthiformis and Montastraea cavernosa.

The sponge needs calcium to flourish and if it settles on something calcareous like a massive coral, it will secrete acid to dissolve it as well as continuing to grow over the surface.

The aggressive sponge kills the part of the coral close to its growing edge.

Cliona delitrix is a hermaphrodite

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Porifera (Phylum) > Demospongiae (Class) > Hadromerida (Order) > Clionaidae (Family) > Cliona (Genus

External links

  1. Coral-excavating sponge Cliona delitrix: current trends of space occupation on high latitude coral reefs (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Homepage Anne Frijsinger & Mat Vestjens (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Homepage Dr. Paddy Ryan (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. The Sponge Guide (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  6. Waterframe (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  7. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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