Species Overview

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Clathria (Microciona) sp. Hartman, 1975.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Size_Thickness: 4.0 mm
Color_Alive: Bright to deep scarlet
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal to Subtidal
Distribution: Central California

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Architecture: Acanthose megascleres form echinated vertical tracts. Other spicules arranged vertically or at random on surface and associated with tracts
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyles-well spined
Length: 80 - 158 - 182 Ám
Width: 5.0 - -13.0 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyles-less spination than smaller size class
Length: 303 - 418 - 509 Ám
Width: 15.0--25.0 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles - Tylo- or Subtylostyles-heads microspined
Length: 125 -- 270 Ám
Width: 3.5 -- 7.5 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Palmate Isochelae
Length: 10 - -17 Ám