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Ciocalypta polymastia Finger Sponge

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Finger Sponges,Ciocalypta polymastia, common intertidally on both coast of NZ on sheltered shores, it can tolerate muddy conditions. This photo was taken at Algies Bay, 2019

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lexID:
12665 
AphiaID:
165774 
Scientific:
Ciocalypta polymastia 
German:
Fingerschwamm 
English:
Finger Sponge 
Category:
Sponges 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Porifera (Phylum) > Demospongiae (Class) > Suberitida (Order) > Halichondriidae (Family) > Ciocalypta (Genus) > polymastia (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lendenfeld, ), 1888 
Occurrence:
Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
1 - 30 Meter 
Temperature:
- 77 °F (°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Filter feeder, Suspension feeder 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Ciocalypta aciculata
  • Ciocalypta aderma
  • Ciocalypta alba
  • Ciocalypta alleni
  • Ciocalypta carballoi
  • Ciocalypta digitata
  • Ciocalypta expanda
  • Ciocalypta gibbsi
  • Ciocalypta gracilis
  • Ciocalypta heterostyla
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-12-29 20:05:05 

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Ciocalypta polymastia (Lendenfeld, 1888)

Common Finger Sponges, intertidally on sheltered shores. Found growing out of sand, mud or rubble. Surface is smooth and the colour is yellow.

Synonymised names:
Stylotella polymastia Lendenfeld, 1888 (genus transfer)

External links

  1. inaturalist.org (en)

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