Species Overview

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Adocia sp. Klontz, 1989.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Color -Alive: White
Shape: Encrusting
Size_Thickness: -1.0- cm
Consistency: Compact
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal
Distribution: Central California:Farallon Ids.

CHARACTERS

Choanosome:
Architecture: Pauci to multispicular tracts to the surface with single spicule cross bracing
Ectosome:
Architecture: Tangential skeleton near isodictyal with squate to triangular meshes
Thickness: 1 to 4 spicules thick
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxea
Length: 120--140 Ám
Surface:
Texture: Smooth
Oscula:
Shape: Round
Diameter: 1.0--1.5 mm
Distribution: Scattered
Rims: Flush - Raised
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Tangential skeleton near isodictyal with squate to triangular meshes