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Profile lexID: 10662 AphiaID: 167916 Scientific: Echinoclathria dichotoma German: Schwamm English: Tree Sponge Category: Svampdjur Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Porifera (Phylum) > Demospongiae (Class) > Poecilosclerida (Order) > Microcionidae (Family) > Echinoclathria (Genus) > dichotoma (Species) Initial determination: (Lévi, ), 1963 Occurrence: Sydafrika Sea depth: 8 - 43 Meter Size: 10 cm - 18 cm Temperature: 14°C - 18°C Food: Filter feeder, Plankton Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at: Catalog of Life
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Echinoclathria dichotoma (Lévi, 1963)
Echinoclathria dichotoma is bright red in colour. It grows upright and branches like a tree.The surface is smooth .The oscula are not conspicuous.Tips of branches rounded. This sponge is often colonised by the sponge zoanthid Parazoanthus.
Echinoclathria dichotoma is a filderfeeder.
This sponge is known from the west coast of South Africa to Cape Agulhas. It is endemic to this region.
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Porifera (Phylum) > Demospongiae (Class) > Heteroscleromorpha (Subclass) > Poecilosclerida (Order) > Microcionidae (Family) > Ophlitaspongiinae (Subfamily) > Echinoclathria (Genus) > Echinoclathria dichotoma (Species)
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