Species Overview

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Tetilla sp. B Hartman, 1975.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Spherical or subspherical
Color_Alive: Chrome-yellow to yellow-tan
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Low to very low intertidal
Distribution: Central California

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Among the radiating spicule bundles are tracts of Anamonaenes; usually provided with a basal mat of long thin spicules - mostly Anamonaenes
Oscula:
Rims: Conspicuous crown of spicules up to 5 mm high
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxeas
Length: 1.20-- mm
Note: Length to several cm
Megasclere:
Shape: Anamonaenes
Megascleres:
Shape: Protriaenes
Megasclere:
Shape: Prodiaenes
Megasclere:
Shape: Anatriaenes
Note: Apparently only in the anchor roots
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmaspires