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Theonella swinhoei


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lexID:
6265 
AphiaID:
171264 
Scientific:
Theonella swinhoei 
German:
Wurzelschwamm 
English:
Swinhoe's Sponge 
Category:
Svampe 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Porifera (Phylum) > Demospongiae (Class) > Tetractinellida (Order) > Theonellidae (Family) > Theonella (Genus) > swinhoei (Species) 
Initial determination:
Gray, 1868 
Occurrence:
Saudi Arabia, Egypten, Filippinerne, Indiske ocean, Indo Stillehavet, Madagascar, Rødehavet, Seychellerne, Øst Afrika 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 25°C 
Food:
Plankton 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Theonella annulata
  • Theonella atlantica
  • Theonella complicata
  • Theonella conica
  • Theonella cupola
  • Theonella cylindrica
  • Theonella deliqua
  • Theonella ferruginea
  • Theonella incerta
  • Theonella invaginata
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-10-23 20:02:30 

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Theonella swinhoei Gray, 1868

Theo swinhoei is commonly in reefs, growing up to 30 cm and is found in depths up to 20 m.

This sponge has chemical defense substances. These substances are subject of extensive medical and therapeutic studies and research projects.

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