Species Overview

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Neopetrosia problematicus (de Laubenfels, 1930).

Synonyms:
Prianos problematicus de Laubenfels, 1930.

SPONGE:
Shape: Massive to lobate
Size_height: --1 cm
Color_Alive: Pale drab; dull brown
HABITAT:
BenthicRegion: Marine: Subtidal
Depth: --15 m
Distribution: Central California and Northern California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: Superficially smooth
Oscula:
Shape: round
Rims: flush
Diameter: -2- mm
Ectosome:
Dermal membrane: fleshy with spicules strewn irregularly
Choanosome:
Architecture: Spicules in confusion
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Spicules in confusion
Megasclere:
Shape: Strongyles - Ends rounded to mucronate.
Length: 115 - -170 Ám
Width: 6 -- 10 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxeas
Length: 80 - -140 Ám
Width: -2 - Ám