Species Overview

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Haliclona (Rhizoniera) sp. B Hartman, 1975.

Synonyms:
Reniera sp. B Hartman, 1975.

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Size_thick: mm
Color_Alive: Grey-blue
HABITAT:
BenthicRegion: Intertidal
Distribution: Central California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: smooth
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Vertical multispicular tracts; cross spicules horizontal; diagonal; or irregular
Oscula:
Diameter: less than 1--2 mm
Rims: Barely raised above surface
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxeas
Length: 120 -(140|165)- 174 Ám
Width: 4.0 -(6.0|7.5)- 10 Ám