BIOTIC Species Information for Axinella dissimilis
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Researched byAngus Jackson Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
General Biology
Growth formFlabellate
Digitate
Feeding methodActive suspension feeder
Mobility/MovementPermanent attachment
Environmental positionEpibenthic
Epilithic
Typical food typesSuspended particulate matter. HabitErect
BioturbatorNot relevant FlexibilityHigh (>45 degrees)
FragilityFragile SizeMedium(11-20 cm)
Heightca 15 cm Growth RateNo information found
Adult dispersal potentialNone DependencyIndependent
SociabilityColonial
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional InformationSize range refers to height. There is no information detailing whether the sexes are separate. Although elastic and flexible the surface of the sponge cracks if bent more than 90° (Moss & Ackers 1982). There is no information regarding the toxicity of this species.
Biology References Picton & Costello, 1998, Moss & Ackers, 1982, Bowerbank, 1865, Konnecker, 1977,
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