Species Overview

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n. g. n. sp. B Klontz, 1989.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Size_Thickness: --8 mm
Color_Alive: Red orange-brown yellow-tan slamon red terra cotta mustard
Color_Preserved: White to light brown orange
HABITAT:
BenthicRegion: Marine: Subtidal
Depth: 5--15 m
Distribution: Southern California to Central California

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Thick styles to subtylostyles in ascending echinated tracts joined by cross spicules. Thin styles to subtylostyles at surface and scattered within.
Megasclere:
Shape: Subtylostyles (thin)
Length: 90 --225 Ám
Width: 2--8 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Subtylostyles (thick)
Length: 200 --240 Ám
Width: 14--36 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Toxas
Length: 26--165 Ám