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Agelas clathrodes(Schmidt, 1870)Agelas clathrodes
Common Name: Elephant ear sponge

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
PoriferaDemospongiaeAgelasidaAgelasidaeAgelasclathrodes
Habitat
Abundant in reef slope, usually below 10 m in depth.
Distribution
Caribbean wide.
Characteristics
Massive, flabellate, rising from a narrow base (1.5 to 10 cm thick). Bright red-orange externally, lighter internally. The margin is rounded, or indented. Compressible, resilient. The surface is rough to the touch to verrucose, with abundant membrane-bearing oscula (2-5mm diameter).
Other Literature
https://www.cup.uni-muenchen.de/oc/lindel/pubis.html
In Bocas Del Toro
Reported ByGuzman and Guevara (1998, 1999, 2001)
Sampling methodsDive Coral Transect
LocalityIsla Pastores, Cristobal, Popa, Cayo Agua, Colon, Carenero, Bastimentos, Solarte, Península de Valiente y Río Calovébora.
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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.

Guzmán, H. M. & C. A.Guevara. 1998. Arrecifes coralinos de Bocas del Toro, Panamá: II. Distribución, estructura y estado de conservación de los arrecifes de las Islas Bastimentos, Solarte, Carenero y Colón. Rev. Biol. Trop. 46(4): 889-912.

Guzman, H.M. & C. Guevara. 1999. Arrecifes coralinos de Bocas del Toro, Panamá: III. Distribución, estructura, diversidad y estado de conservación de los arrecifes de las islas Pastores, Cristóbal, Popa y Cayo Agua. Rev. Biol. Trop., 47(4): 659-676.

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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