Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Pseudosuberites melanos de Laubenfels, 1934
Catalog Number: USNM 22360
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Collector(s): P. Bartsch
Year Collected: 1933
Locality: Culebra Island, Punta Tamarindo, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 16 to 18
Vessel: Caroline R/V
  • Holotype: de Laubenfels. 1934. Smithson. Misc. Collns. 91(17): 9.
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Holotype for Prianos tierneyi de Laubenfels, 1953
Catalog Number: USNM 23408
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol); Slide
Year Collected: 1948
Locality: Florida Keys, Florida, United States, Gulf of Mexico, North Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 7 to 7
  • Holotype: de Laubenfels. 1953. Bull. Mar. Sci. Gulf Caribb. 2(3): 534-535.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 83 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 51 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1.5 - 58.5
  Temperature range (°C): 13.789 - 26.412
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.501 - 4.297
  Salinity (PPS): 33.757 - 36.325
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.519 - 5.727
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.085 - 0.758
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.805 - 3.851

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1.5 - 58.5

Temperature range (°C): 13.789 - 26.412

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.501 - 4.297

Salinity (PPS): 33.757 - 36.325

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.519 - 5.727

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.085 - 0.758

Silicate (umol/l): 0.805 - 3.851
 
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Spheciospongia vesparium

Spheciospongia vesparium is a sea sponge belonging to the Phylum Porifera.

While it is highly toxic to fish, it is known to be preyed upon by the hawksbill turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meylan, Anne (1988-01-12). "Spongivory in Hawksbill Turtles: A Diet of Glass". Science (American Association for the Advancement of Science) 239 (4838): 393–395. doi:10.1126/science.239.4838.393. JSTOR 1700236. PMID 17836872. 


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