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Agelas clathrodes Orange Elephant Ear Sponge

Agelas clathrodesis commonly referred to as Orange Elephant Ear Sponge. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 250 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
3227 
AphiaID:
164823 
Scientific:
Agelas clathrodes 
German:
Elefantenohr-Schwamm 
English:
Orange Elephant Ear Sponge 
Category:
Sponges 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Porifera (Phylum) > Demospongiae (Class) > Agelasida (Order) > Agelasidae (Family) > Agelas (Genus) > clathrodes (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Schmidt, ), 1870 
Occurrence:
Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, Cuba, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago, Virgin Islands, U.S. 
Sea depth:
2 - 110 Meter 
Size:
1.57" - 13.78" (4cm - 35cm) 
Temperature:
50 °F - 82.4 °F (10°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Filter feeder, Food specialist, Phytoplankton, Plankton, Suspension feeder, Zooplankton 
Tank:
54.99 gal (~ 250L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-10-07 12:56:06 

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gelas clathrodes, also called elephant ear sponge, is found in the Caribbean. Its color varies from brown to bright light or a darker orange-yellow or bright red-orange. Its surface is rough and usually highly structured. Typically this sponge is usually only with a small part of his body attached on a substrat.


Order: Agelasida
Family: Agelasidae
Genus: Agelas
Species: Agelas clathrodes



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External links

  1. Marine Species Identification Portal (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  2. NOAA Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.

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