Taxonomy
Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Porifera
Class
Demospongiae
Order
Poecilosclerida
Suborder
Microcionina
Family
Microcionidae
Genus
Clathria
Species
prolifera
Distribution, Habitat, and Biology
Min Depth
0 meters
Max Depth
15 meters
Overall Geographic Range
Boreal and subtropical West Atlantic (New England, North Carolina, Florida)
Habitat-Biology
  • epibiotic
  • hard substrate
  • soft substrate (muds, sands, clays)
  • submerged vegetation (seaweeds, mangrove roots)