Species Overview

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Prosuberites sp. Hartman, 1975.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Thinly encrusting
Size_Thickness: --2 mm
Color_Alive: Gold; hazel; yellow-brown;olive-brown
HABITAT:
BenthicRegion: Bays: Low to very low intertidal
Distribution: Central California

CHARACTERS

Ectosome :
Dermal Membrane: Texture Plush with spicules
Architecture: Cortex-like- 1.5 mm thick; packed with spicules
Ectosome:
Architecture: Densely packed small upright Tylostyles
Choanosome:
Architecture: more or less thick formed tracts of large spicules which run to the surface
Megasclere:
Shape: Tylostyles
Length: 175 -- 925 Ám
Width: 7-- 17 Ám
Length-Range: > 700]-- Ám
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: more or less thick formed tracts of large spicules which run to the surface