Callyspongia diffusa   (Ridley,  1884) (Sponge)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Porifera
Class: Demospongiae
Order:Haplosclerida
Family:Callyspongiidae

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Description

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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Palk Bay INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh, Adathra Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA
• Kerala, Vizhinjam INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Edaiyur Backwaters (Lat: 12.56) (Long: 80.18) INDIA (Record: 04/1988-03/1989)

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
  • Thomas, PA; Gopinadha Pillai, CS and Rajagopalan, MS (1996) Demospongiae of the Gulf of Kutch Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 38(1&2) 124-132 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Lipton, AP and Shine, S (2009) Mariculture of marine sponges for drug development : bioactivity potentials of cultured sponges, Callyspongia subarmigera (Ridley) and Echinodictyum gorgonoides (Dendy) Marine Fisheries Information Service T&E Ser. Vizhinjam Research Centre of CMFRI, Vizhinjam 202 7-10 pp Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/6469/
  • Thomas, PA (1989) Sponge fauna of Lakshadweep Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 150-161 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8213/1/Bulletin_No_43.pdf
  • Guiamarina - Photos Available at - http://guiamarina.com/gallery/main.php
  • Thomas, PA (1979) Demospongiae of Minicoy island (Indian ocean)-Part 1- Orders Keratosida and Haplosclerida Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 21(1&2) 10-16 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rajagopal, S; Azariah, J and Nair, KVK (1990) Ecology of fouling organisms in Edaiyur backwaters, Kalpakkam Mahasagar- Bulletin of the National Institute of Oceanography NIO, Goa 23 (1) 29-41 Available at - ijs.nio.org/index.php/msagar/article/download/2417/2392

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