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Sidonops angulata Lendenfels, 1910.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Tuberous with digitate processes
Size_Thickness: Not given ]Color_Preserved
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water
Distribution: Southern California to Central California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: Spicule fur covers surface
Oscula:
Shape: round
Diameter: 0.25-1.00]- mm
Distribution: usually in groups
Rims: often on raised processes
Sieve plates: present
Ectosome:
Thickness: Cortex to 1-2 mm
Spicules: packed with Sterrasters
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxeas: Dermal
Length: -9000- Ám
Width: -40- Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxeas: Endosomal
Length: -5600- Ám
Width: -105- Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Plagiotriaenes-Clads often reduced to diaenes or monaenes
Length-Rhabds: to 4000 ]-- Ám
Width: -110 - Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Anatriaenes (often absent)
Length- Rhabds: -9000- Ám
Width-Rhabds: -39- Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sterrasters
Length: 122 -- 170 Ám
Width: 87 - -97 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Spherasters (spined tornote rays)
Diameter: 21 -- 28 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Euasters oxeote (sometimes spined)
Diameter: - 64- Ám
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Thick cortex packed with Sterrasters