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Chelonaplysilla erecta(Row, 1911)Chelonaplysilla erecta

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
PoriferaDemospongiaeDendroceratidaDarwinellidaeChelonaplysillaerecta
Habitat
Rare to common, on mangroves roots.
Distribution
Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Curacao, Puerto Rico, Mediterranean and Red Sea.
Characteristics
Thinly encrusting (1-10 mm thick), dark brown, to black in color. Surface with low conules (1 mm high, few mm apart), and oscules bearing a collar-like membrane (1-4 m wide). Very soft in consistency.
In Bocas Del Toro
Reported ByDiaz, M.C. 2005. Common sponges from shallow marine habitats from Bocas del Toro region, Panama. Caribbean Journal of Science 41: 465-475.

M.C. Diaz in: Collin, R. et al. 2005. Photographic Identification Guide to some Common Marine Invertebrates of Bocas Del Toro, Panama. Caribbean Journal of Science. 41(3): 638-707.

Sampling methodsDive Coral Transect
LocalityPenínsula de Valiente y Río Calovébora
Compiled by
M.C. Diaz
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Reference
Collin, R. et al. 2005. Photographic Identification Guide to some Common Marine Invertebrates of Bocas Del Toro, Panama. Caribbean Journal of Science. 41(3): 638-707;

Diaz, M.C. 2005. Common sponges from shallow marine habitats from Bocas del Toro region, Panama. Caribbean Journal of Science 41: 465-475.

Guzman, H.M. & C. Guevara. 2001. Arrecifes coralinos de Bocas del Toro, Panamá: IV. Distribución, estructura y estado de conservación de los arrecifes continentales de Península Valiente. Rev. Biol. Trop. 49(1): 53-66.
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