Species Overview

135 002
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Acarnus erithacus de Laubenfels, 1927.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Size_Thickness: -5- cm
Color -Alive: Red-bronze-bright scarlet-Terra cotta
Consistency: firm
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal; Subtital; Deep water
Distribution: Southern California to Northern California

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Surface:
Texture: superficially smooth-often with oscular chimneys
Oscula:
Shape: round
Diameter: to 4]-- mm
Ectosome:
Dermal membrane -thin: Present
Spicules: Strongyles to Subtylotes
Choanosome:
Architecture: Styles-Subtylostyles forming thick ascending reticulate tracts echinated by Cladotylotes
Spicules: Styles-Subtylostyles Cladotylotes
Megasclere:
Shape: Cladotylotes
Length: 95 -- 120 Ám
Width: 4.0 -- 6.0 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Cladotylotes
Length: 220 -- 230 Ám
Width: 10 -- 11 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles to Subtylostyles
Length: 290 -- 425 Ám
Width: 15.0 -- 18.0 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Strongyles - Subtylotes
Length: 185 -- 220 Ám
Width: 4.4 -- 4.7 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Palmate Isochelae
Length: 11 -- 20 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Toxas
Length: 15 -- 135 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Toxas
Length: 190 -- 440 Ám