Species Overview

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Polymastia pachymastia de Laubenfels, 1932.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting with numerous rounded to tapered
Size_thickness: -2- cm
Color_Alive: Light lemon-yellow to deep yellow
Consistency: Woody
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal to Subtidal
Distribution: Southern California to Northern California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: hispid.
Choanosome:
Architecture: Fleshy with radial columns
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles-Tylostyles
Length: 2.00-- mm
Range: varies greatly
Heads: terminal to subterminal some polytly
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Radiate