Species Overview

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Haliclona (Reniera?) sp. F Green & Bakus, 1994.

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SPONGE:
Shape: Tubular
Size_Height_Tube: -11- mm
Size_Width_Tube: -1- mm
Color_Alive: Transparent white
Consistency: Fragile; soft.
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water
Depth: 75 -- 90 m
Location: Santa Maria Basin;Southern California.

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: superficially smooth
Appearance: Fine meshwork of skeleton visible.
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Irregular polygonal unispicular reticulation and longitudinal multispicular tracts of at least 10 spicules.
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxeas
Length: 151 -162- 172 Ám
Width: 0.5 -- 0.6 Ám