Species Overview

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Farrea convolvulus Schulze, 1899 .

Synonyms:

DEFINING CHARACTERS:
Shaft of Anchorate Clavule with a few large thorns.
Terminal claws of Anchorate Clavules twisted in a spiral around shaft.
SPONGE:
Shape: A network of branching and anastomosing tubes
Size_diameter_tubes: 10--15 mm
Color: not reported
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water
Distribution: Southern California.

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate (hexactin)
Architecture: Rigid framework is one layer thick at margins.
Megasclere:
Shape: Uncinates
Mesosclere:
Shape: Pentactins
Mesosclere:
Shape: Pileate Clavules
Length: 200 - -250 Ám
Mesosclere:
Shape: Anchorate Clavule
Microsclere:
Shape: Oxyhexactins
Microsclere:
Shape: Oxyhexasters