Species Overview

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Haliclona (Gellius) sp. Hartman, 1975.

Synonyms:
Sigmadocia sp. Hartman, 1975.

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Size_thickness: to 12 mm
Color_Alive: rose-lavender
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal to Subtidal
Distribution: Central California.
Associations: often overgrowing Stelleta clarella

CHARACTERS

Ectosome:
Architecture:
Subdermal cavities: present
Choanosome:
Architecture: Vertical unispicular and paucispicular tracts descend into the choanosome with horizontal and diagonal cross-spicules;Deeper in the choanosome a greater number of confused spicules occur -but basic isodictyl pattern remains.
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Vertical unispicular and paucispicular tracts descend into the choanosome with horizontal and diagonal cross-spicules;Deeper in the choanosome a greater number of confused spicules occur -basically isodictyal
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxea
Length: -(170|190)- Ám
Width: -(7.0|9.0)- Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas-C-shaped
Length: 24 -33- 36 Ám