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Cliona delitrix


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lexID:
7203 
AphiaID:
170437 
Scientific:
Cliona delitrix 
German:
Roter Bohrschwamm 
English:
Red Boring Sponge 
Category:
Eponges 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Porifera (Phylum) > Demospongiae (Class) > Clionaida (Order) > Clionaidae (Family) > Cliona (Genus) > delitrix (Species) 
Initial determination:
Pang, 1973 
Occurrence:
Jamaica, Venezuela, the Netherlands Antilles, Atlantique Ouest, Bahamas, Belize, Brésil, Caraïbes, Colombie, Floride, golfe du Mexique, îles Caïmans, Kuba, USA 
Size:
35 cm - 50 cm 
Temperature:
21°C - 28°C 
Food:
Filter feeder, plancton 
Difficulty:
Pas pour l'aquarium! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Cliona acephala
  • Cliona adriatica
  • Cliona aethiopicus
  • Cliona albimarginata
  • Cliona amplicavata
  • Cliona annulifera
  • Cliona argus
  • Cliona barbadensis
  • Cliona burtoni
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2014-06-08 13:03:13 

Husbandry

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

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