Species Overview

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Farrea occa Bowerbank, 1862 (Carter, 1885).

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DEFINING CHARACTERS:
Shaft of Anchorate Clavule smooth WITHOUT large thorns
SPONGE:
Shape: A network of branching and anastomosing tubes
Size_diameter_tubes: 8 --20 mm
Size_thickness_wall: about 1 mm
Color_Alive?: Beige
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep Water
Distribution: Central California

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate (hexactin)
Architecture: Rigid framework one layer thick at the growing margin.
Megasclere:
Shape: Uncinates
Length: 1.07-1.90-2.35 mm
Mesosclere:
Shape: Pentactins
Length_Tangential ray: 158 -220- 280 Ám
Length_proximal ray: 218 -269- 325 Ám
Mesosclere:
Shape: Pileate Clavules
Length: 204 -256- 285 Ám
Mesosclere:
Shape: Anchorate Clavules
Length: 213 -252- 305 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Oxyhexasters
Diameter: 54 -68- 80 Ám