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Calyx podatypa(de Laubenfels, 1934)Calyx podatypa

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
PoriferaDemospongiaeHaploscleridaPhloeodictyidaeCalyxpodatypa
Habitat
Common between coral rubble in shallow reefs, seagrass beds, and between sponges on mangrove roots.
Distribution
Colombia, Pto. Rico and Belize.
Characteristics
Ramose to lobate repent masses, mostly hollow, with tubular deformed projections. Round oscules (1-5 mm in diameter). Brown-yellowish to greenish externally and tan internally. Firm but fragile and brittle 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
LocalityIslas Pastores, Cristobal, Popa, Cayo Agua, Bastimentos, Solarte, Carenero, Colon
CommentsThis species was previously reported as Pachipellina podatypa by Hector Guzman and Carlos Guevara
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Calyx podatypa
Calyx podatypa
Links
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.
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