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Xestospongia muta Age Calculator

Enter measurements for osculum diameter, base CIRCUMFERENCE, and height in centimeters, and hit calculate to estimate the age of the sponge.  Refer to diagrams below for explanation of measurements.

Osculum DIAMETER (cm) Base CIRCUMFERENCE (cm)
Height (cm)
Age

Reference: McMurray, S.E., Blum, J.E., Pawlik, J.R. 2008. Redwood of the reef: growth and age of the giant barrel sponge Xestospongia muta in the Florida Keys. Mar. Biol. 155: 159-171.

 

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