Species Overview

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Hymeniacidon sp. Green & Bakus, 1994.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Size_thickness: to 0.2
Color_Alive: White
Consistency: slightly compressible
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water
Depth: 168 -- 237 m
Distribution: Southern California; Western Santa Barbara Channel.
Associations: Habit

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: spicules lack organization.
Surface:
Texture: Smooth
Appearance: lace-like reticulation
Ectosome:
Architecture: not easily separated from endosome. Near surface multispicular tracts arranged in polygonal reticulation.
Choanosome:
Architecture: spicules lack organization.
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles
Length: 190 - 211 - 234 Ám
Width: 5 - 6 - 8 Ám