Species Overview

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Biemna rhadia de Laubenfels, 1930.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Amorphous
Size_Thickness: --7 mm
Color_Dry: Drab
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal; Subtidal; Deep water
Depth: -700- m
Distribution: Southern California to Northern California

CHARACTERS

Oscula:
Visible: Not seen
Ectosome:
Dermal Membrane: Detachable
Spicules: microscleres only
Choanosome:
Architecture: thick ascending branched tracts cored by densely packed styles
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles
Length: 600 -932- 1305 Ám
Width: -20- Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 13 -15- 25 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 29 -50- 91 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 260 -280- 330 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Rhaphides
Length: 90 -168- 210 Ám
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: thick ascending branched tracts cored by densely packed styles