Species Overview

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Tedania (Trachytedania) toxicalis (de Laubenfels, 1930).

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Massive
Size_thickness: to 3 cm
Color_Alive: brownish-red
Color_Preserved: Pale drab
Consistency: Soft and fragile
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal
Distribution: Central California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: superficially smooth
Contour: with numerous cavities
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: With spicules in confusion and a few vague tracts
Oscula:
Visible: not readily made out because of the presence of cavities
Ectosome:
Dermal Membrane: Fleshy
Spicules: tangentially placed Tylotes -Subtylotes
Choanosome:
Architecture: With spicules in confusion and a few vague tracts
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles - Subtylostyles
Length: 212 -230- 255 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Tylotes - Subtylotes
Length: 181-194- 224 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Rhaphides
Length: -150- Ám
Width: -0.67- Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Onychaetes
Length: -60- Ám
Width: -0.75- Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Onychaetes
Length: -180 - Ám
Width: -1.8- Ám