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Caribbean Barrel Sponge

Xestospongia muta (Schmidt 1870)

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Xestospongia muta (Caribbean Barrel Sponge) is a species of sponges in the family Petrosiidae. They are native to Brazilian Exclusive Economic Zone, The Nearctic, Atlantic Ocean, and The Neotropics. They are solitary, nocturnal omnivores. They have sexual reproduction. They are sessile animals.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Caribbean barrel sponge. View this species on GBIF