Species Overview

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Hymedesmia (Hymedesmia) sp. B Hartman, 1975 .

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Size_Thickness: --1 mm
Color_Alive: Salmon
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal to Subtidal
Distribution: Central California

CHARACTERS

Ectosome:
Architecture: Tylotes arranged vertically to form a dense plush at surface
Choanosome:
Architecture: Acanthostyles with heads embedded in basal spongin. Also dense tracts of Tylotes
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyles
Length: 96 -106- 248 Ám
Width: -8.0-]. Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Subtylotes - Tylotes
Length: 141 -200- 204 Ám
Width: -5.5- Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Arcuate Isochelae
Length: 21 -35- 43 Ám
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate