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Clathria dayi Broad-bladed tree sponge

Clathria dayiis commonly referred to as Broad-bladed tree sponge. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!.


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Clathria dayi (Broad-bladed tree sponge),Port Elizabeth, Copyright Johan Swanepoel


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lexID:
9476 
AphiaID:
190504 
Scientific:
Clathria dayi 
German:
Breitblättriger Schwamm 
English:
Broad-bladed Tree Sponge 
Category:
Sponges 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Porifera (Phylum) > Demospongiae (Class) > Poecilosclerida (Order) > Microcionidae (Family) > Clathria (Genus) > dayi (Species) 
Initial determination:
Lévi, 1963 
Occurrence:
South-Africa 
Size:
up to 7.87" (20 cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 62.6 °F (°C - 17°C) 
Food:
Filter feeder 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
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:
2016-03-10 20:44:54 

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Clathria dayi Lévi, 1963

Clathria dayi is a bright red or orange errect sponge, with a small stal and broad blades. The surface is slightly hairy but a smooth to look it.

Clathria dayi is a filterfeeder. It can be found in Southern Africa in rocky reefs (depht 12-272 m).

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Porifera (Phylum) > Demospongiae (Class) > Heteroscleromorpha (Subclass) > Poecilosclerida (Order) > Microcionidae (Family) > Microcioninae (Subfamily) > Clathria (Genus) > Clathria dayi (Species)

External links

  1. Eastern Cape Scuba Diving (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Clathria dayi (Broad-bladed tree sponge),Port Elizabeth, Copyright Johan Swanepoel
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Clathria dayi (Broad-bladed tree sponge),Port Elizabeth, Copyright Johan Swanepoel
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