Species Overview

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Cyamon neon de Laubenfels, 1930.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Massive
Size_Thickness: --2 cm cm
Color_Preserved: Dark brown
Consistency: Spongy
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal to Subtidal
Distribution: Southern California

CHARACTERS

Ectosome:
Dermal Membrane: Fleshy
Note: Contains numerous cells with dark granules
Choanosome:
Architecture: Densely protoplasmic with some spicules in confusion but with ascending fibers;40-50 thick
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles
Length: 1.00-1.24-1.70 mm
Width: 5 -10- 15 m
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles
Length: 370 -415- 630 m
Width: 13 -19- 35 m
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxeas
Length: 160 -196- 240 m
Width: 11 -14- 20 m
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxeas
Length: 170 -268- 370 m
Width: 4 -5.5- 6 m
Megasclere:
Shape: Triacts/Tetracts: Rays
Length: 60--120 m
Width: 15--20 m
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate