Species Overview

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Hymeniacidon ungodon de Laubenfels, 1932

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting to massive
Color: bright yellow yellow-orange cinnamon or purple with yellow-ochre choanosome
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal to Subtidal
Distribution: Central California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Contour: long often branched ridges and coarsely rugose with low rounded or irregular processes
Megasclere:
Shape: Style
Length: 130 -- 252 Ám
Width: 3.4 -- 10.2 Ám
Choanosome:
Architecture: Spicules in confustion
Color: yellow-drab
Ectosome:
Architecture: Densely packed with styles in confusion; not readily detachable
Color: Mahogany brown (6A330E)
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Spicules in confustion;sometimes with vertical tracts
Oscula:
Density: Infrequent
Shape: oval
Diameter_long axis: 1]-- mm