Species Overview

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Guancha blanca (Miklucho-Maclay, 1868) [of Sim & Bakus, 1986].

Synonyms:
Guancha macleayi (Miklucho-Maclay, 1868).
Clathrina blanca (Miklucho--Maclay,1868){of Sim and Bakus, 1986]

SPONGE:
Shape: Vase-shaped stalked;body flattened Said to often give rise through budding to small colonies of tubular individules
Size_Height: --3 mm
Color_Alive: White to tan
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal; Subtidal; Deep water
Distribution: Southern California

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Carbonate
Architecture: Composed of a solid or tubular peduncle with a cormus of anastomosed tubes. Parasaggital spicules localized in the peduncle and always arranged parallel with their unpaired actine oriented basipetally.
Megasclere:
Shape: Equiangular or equiradiate spicules to which parasaggital are added Triradiates
Length: 40 -- 70 Ám
Width: -5- Ám