Species Overview

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Dercitus syrmatitus de Laubenfels, 1930.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Amorphous
Color_Alive: Drab
Color_Preserved: Drab
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal
Distribution: Southern California

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Not clearly described
Surface:
Texture: superficially smooth
Oscula:
Visibility: Not Evident
Ectosome:
Note: Not described
Choanosome:
Architecture: Not clearly described
Note: Sand grains with patches of spicules
Pores:
Visibility: not evident
Megasclere:
Shape: Calthrops
Length-rays: 25 -65- 80 Ám
Width: 3 -8- 10 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sanidasters-some very irregularly spined
Length: 8 -- 12 Ám