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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClathria prolifera (Ellis & Solander, 1786) 
AphiaID: 157373

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorifera (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDemospongiae (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoecilosclerida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrocionina (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrocionidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrocioninae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClathria (Genus)
Status alternate representation (subgenus assignment)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClathria (Clathria) prolifera (Ellis & Solander, 1786)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClathria Schmidt, 1862
Sources  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] [full text]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorred beard sponge  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
North Atlantic Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (3 publications) 
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet suspension feeding. Captures minute particles of food on their collars and ingesting them. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions up to 20 cm high [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat infralittoral and circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology used to be called Clathria prolifera as per Linkletter, 1977; colour tomato-red in summer and fall; golden-brown in winter and spring [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPredators 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction 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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:157373
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2005-05-23 09:16:32Z  created  Claus, Simon
2009-04-12 12:05:45Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
  
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  Citation: van Soest, R. (2014). Clathria prolifera (Ellis & Solander, 1786). In: Van Soest, R.W.M; Boury-Esnault, N.; Hooper, J.N.A.; Rützler, K.; de Voogd, N.J.; Alvarez de Glasby, B.; Hajdu, E.; Pisera, A.B.; Manconi, R.; Schoenberg, C.; Janussen, D.; Tabachnick, K.R., Klautau, M.; Picton, B.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Cristina Díaz, M.; Cárdenas, P. (2014) World Porifera database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=157373 on 2014-09-16
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