WoRMS name details

Clathria prolifera (Ellis & Solander, 1786)

157373  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:157373)

alternate representation (subgenus assignment)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Ellis, J.; Solander, D. (1786). The Natural History of many curious and uncommon Zoophytes, collected from various parts of the Globe. Systematically arranged and described by the late Daniel Solander. 4.(Benjamin White & Son: London): 1-206, pls 1-63., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/131537#page/11/mode/1up [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Distribution Prince Edward Island (from the northern tip of Miscou Island, N.B. to Cape Breton Island south of Cheticamp, including the...  
Distribution Prince Edward Island (from the northern tip of Miscou Island, N.B. to Cape Breton Island south of Cheticamp, including the Northumberland Strait and Georges Bay to the Canso Strait causeway) [details]
Van Soest, R.W.M; Boury-Esnault, N.; Hooper, J.N.A.; Rützler, K.; de Voogd, N.J.; Alvarez, B.; Hajdu, E.; Pisera, A.B.; Manconi, R.; Schönberg, C.; Klautau, M.; Picton, B.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Díaz, M.-C.; Cárdenas, P.; Carballo, J. L.; Ríos, P.; Downey, R. (2018). World Porifera database. Clathria prolifera (Ellis & Solander, 1786). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=157373 on 2018-05-28
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2005-05-23 09:16:32Z
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2009-04-12 12:05:45Z
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original description Ellis, J.; Solander, D. (1786). The Natural History of many curious and uncommon Zoophytes, collected from various parts of the Globe. Systematically arranged and described by the late Daniel Solander. 4.(Benjamin White & Son: London): 1-206, pls 1-63., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/131537#page/11/mode/1up [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record Brunel, P.; Bosse, L.; Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Diet suspension feeding. Captures minute particles of food on their collars and ingesting them. [details]

Dimensions up to 20 cm high [details]

Distribution Prince Edward Island (from the northern tip of Miscou Island, N.B. to Cape Breton Island south of Cheticamp, including the Northumberland Strait and Georges Bay to the Canso Strait causeway) [details]

Habitat infralittoral and circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary [details]

Morphology used to be called Clathria prolifera as per Linkletter, 1977; colour tomato-red in summer and fall; golden-brown in winter and spring [details]

Predators generally for group, most predators (crabs and other invertebrates), find sponges distasteful either because of a presumably offensive odor or because of their spicules. Predators do include littorinid snails and nudibranchs. [details]

Reproduction Asexual reproduction by buds and gemmules and sexual reproduction (internally) by eggs and sperm; free-swimming cilated larvae (in general, most species are believed to be hermaphroditic but may not produce male and female gametes simultaneously). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English red beard sponge  [details]