Species Overview

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Cyamon koltuni Sim & Bakus, 1986.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Very thin encrusting
Size_Thickness: --1 mm
Color_Alive: Orange
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Subtidal
Distribution: Southern California

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Note: Material so thin that no definitive skeletal structure can be determined
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles (thick)
Length: 260 -316- 380 Ám
Width: 10 -15- 20 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles (thin)
Length: 900 -967- 1400 Ám
Width: 5 -6- 7 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Triactine to Hexactine (rays only)
Length: 35 -46- 66 Ám
Width: 5 -9- 10 Ám
Note: finely echinate; terminate in small bulbs.