Species Overview

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Haliclona (Rhizoniera) sp. A Hartman, 1975.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Size_Thickness: --2 cm
Color_Alive: Rose-lavender; lavender; light grey-brown
HABITAT:
BenthicRegion: Marine: Intertidal to Subtidal
Distribution: Central California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Contour: Irregular
Oscula:
Diameter: 2--7 mm
Distribution: sometimes in rows or ridges
Rims: flush with surface or with raised rims to 10 mm high
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Vertical multispicular tracts with cross spicules horizontal;diagonal;or irregular
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxeas
Length: 130 -(140|165)-188 Ám
Width: 3.0 -(6.0|7.5)- 11 Ám