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Aaptos tenta


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lexID:
12818 
AphiaID:
170744 
Scientific:
Aaptos tenta 
German:
Brauner Golfball Schwamm 
English:
Brown Golfball Sponge 
Category:
Gąbki 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Porifera (Phylum) > Demospongiae (Class) > Suberitida (Order) > Suberitidae (Family) > Aaptos (Genus) > tenta (Species) 
Initial determination:
Kelly-Borges & Bergquist, 1994 
Occurrence:
Endemic species, New Zealand 
Sea depth:
2 - 20 Meter 
Size:
6 cm - 8 cm 
Temperature:
11°C - 18°C 
Food:
Suspension feeder, Filter feeder 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Aaptos aaptos
  • Aaptos alphiensis
  • Aaptos bergmanni
  • Aaptos ciliata
  • Aaptos conferta
  • Aaptos duchassaingi
  • Aaptos durissima
  • Aaptos globosa
  • Aaptos glutinans
  • Aaptos hajdui
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-02-27 12:59:12 

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Aaptos tenta Kelly-Borges & Bergquist, 1994

Solitary or basally confluent groups of irregularly globular ponges. Surface, smooth with rounded bumps or tubercules when submerged, spiky when exposed. Texture firm but slightly elastic.

External colour dull pinkish brown to hazel, internally mustard.

Large buds are produced asexually .

Suspension feeder.

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