Species Overview

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Mycale (Paresperella) psila de Laubenfels,1930.

Synonyms:
Paresperella psila de Laubenfels, 1930 .

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting to amorphous or massive
Size_Thickness: 8--10 cm
Color_Alive: Light to dark gold ; beige;drab; yellow-brown
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal
Depth: --26 m
Distribution: Southern California to Northern California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: Smooth
Oscula:
Density: few
Diameter: 1 -- 2.5 mm
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Reticulate
Megasclere:
Shape: Subtylostyles
Length: 224 -(284|426)- 485 Ám
Width: 3 -(6|10)- 12 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 29 - (44|65)- 125 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 70 -(111|241)- 289 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Palmate Anisochelae
Length: 11 -(14|19)- 25 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Palmate Anisochelae -often in rosettes
Length: 25 -(31|38)- 43 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Toxa (rare)
Length: 12 - (47|100)- 159 Ám