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Ianthella basta


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lexID:
3756 
AphiaID:
165135 
Scientific:
Ianthella basta 
German:
Folienschwamm, Elefantenohrschwamm 
English:
Elephant Ear Sponge, Paper Sponge 
Category:
Svampdjur 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Porifera (Phylum) > Demospongiae (Class) > Verongiida (Order) > Ianthellidae (Family) > Ianthella (Genus) > basta (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Pallas, ), 1766 
Occurrence:
Raja Amat, Celebes Sea, Mozambique, Barriärrevet, Centrala Stilla Havet, Indiska Oceanen - Stilla Havet, Indonesien, Kenya, Papua Nya Guinea, Salomonöarna, Sulawesi (Indonesien), Västra Indiska Oceanen 
Sea depth:
0 - 100 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 40cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 26°C 
Food:
Filter feeder, fytoplankton, Plankton, zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-01-21 15:39:04 

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Ianthella basta (Pallas, 1766)

Ianthella basta also known as elephant ear sponge,paper sponge or scroll sponge is a fan-shaped sponge.This sponge is found in the Indo-Pacific including Indonesia and the Great Barrier Reef. Sponges are filter feeders.

Often the sea cucumber Synaptula lamperti is associated with the elephant ear sponge.

Synonymised names:
Spongia basta Pallas, 1766 (genus transfer)
Spongia grossa Esper, 1794 (genus transfer & junior synonym)
Spongia striata Lamarck, 1814 (genus transfer & junior homonym)

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