Species Overview

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Adocia (Halichoclona) gellindra (de Laubenfels, 1932).

Synonyms:
Halichoclona gellindra de Laubenfels 1932

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Size_Thickness: 2--4 mm
Color_Live: Pale lavender
Color_Pres: Cream
Consistency: Fragile
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal
Distribution: Central California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: Superficially Smooth
Oscula:
Density: few and irregular in shape
Diameter: -1- mm
Rims: often with raised collars to 1 mm high
Ectosome:
Architecture: Tangential skeleton
Choanosome:
Architecture: Dense confused subisotropic reticulation of oxeas with apices of spicules united by spongin
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxeas
Length: 105 -112- 122 Ám
Width: 3.0 -6.2- 6.9 Ám
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Dense confused subisotropic reticulation of oxeas with apices of spicules united by spongin