Species Overview

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Clathria (Microciona) brepha de Laubenfels, 1930.

Synonyms:
Anaata brepha de laubenfels, 1930.

SPONGE:
Color_Live: Salmon Red
Color_Pres: Pale Flesh
Shape: Thinly Encrusting
Size_Thickness: --1 mm
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal
Distribution: Central California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: Superficially smooth
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Styles in tracts to surface
Ectosome:
Architecture: Styles in tracts to surface
Architecture: Tracts end in Tufts
Skeleton:
Basal MembraneT:
Architecture: Styles in tracts to surface
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthosubtylostyle
Length: 95 - -155 Ám
Width: 8.0--12.5 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthosubtylostyle
Length: 250 - -470 Ám
Width: 11.0--19.5 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles to Subtylostyles may have microspined heads
Length: 165 -- 230 Ám
Width: 2.5--4.0 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Arcuate Isochelae
Length: 17 - -25 Ám