Species Overview

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Clathria (Microciona) spongigartina de Laubenfels, 1930.

Synonyms:
Anaata spongigartina de Laubenfels, 1930 .

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Size_Thickness: --3 cm
Color_Alive: Brick Red to deep brown
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal to Subtidal
Distribution: Southern California to Northern California

CHARACTERS

Ectosome:
Architecture: Acanthostyles forming branched vertical tracts with points up. Short Acanthostyles with heads embedded in basal spongin and echinating tracts
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyle
Length: 73 -(101|121) -145 Ám
Width: 7.0--8.5 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyle
Length: 164 -(312|370)- 497 Ám
Width: 11.0--12.5 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Subtylostyles to Tylostyles-Heads smooth or with a few tiny spines.
Length: 152 -(192|221)- 390 Ám
Width: 4.0--4.5
Microsclere:
Shape: Arcuate isochelae
Length: 15 -(22|27)- 32 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Arcuate isochelae
Length: 30 -(40|50)- 59 Ám
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Acanthostyles forming branched vertical tracts with points up. Short Acanthostyles with heads embedded in basal spongin and echinating tracts