Species Overview

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Desmacella vagabunda Schmidt, 1870

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Amorphous
Consistency: Fragile
Color_Alive: Drab
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water
Depth: 700 -- 1243 m
Distribution: Southern California to Central California

CHARACTERS

Choanosome:
Architecture: Short plumose columns of megascleres with points toward the surface
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Short plumose columns of megascleres with points toward the surface
Ectosome:
Dermal Membrane: Thin;detachable;fleshy dermis with a few microscleres
Megasclere:
Shape: Subtylostyles to Tylostyles
Length: 255 -(308|372)- 1006 Ám
Width: - 15 - Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 13 -(23|61)- 72 Ám