Taxonomy
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Porifera
Class
Demospongiae
Order
Haplosclerida
Suborder
Haplosclerina
Family
Chalinidae
Genus
Chalinula
Species
molitba
Distribution, Habitat, and Biology
Min Depth
1 meters
Max Depth
23 meters
Overall Geographic Range
Canary Islands, Bermuda, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Bahamas, Caribbean
Habitat-Biology
  • coral reef
  • epibiotic
  • hard substrate
  • mangrove swamp
  • soft substrate (muds, sands, clays)
  • seagrass
  • submerged vegetation (seaweeds, mangrove roots)