Placospongia melobesioides   Gray  1867 (Sponge)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Demospongiae
Order:Hadromerida
Family:Placospongiidae

Description
Size: 5-10 cm wide, 5 mm thick

Color: Dark blackish-brown, maroonish-black interior

Surface composed of rough armoured polygonal plates with raised edges (surface contracts when touched and gaps between plates close).

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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 2003)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf

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