Species Overview

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Dysidea amblia de Laubenfels, 1930 .

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Digitate to ramose
Size_Height: --30 cm
Color_Preserved: Drab
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal to ?Deep water
Location: Southern California to Central California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Contour: conulose:conules less than 1 mm high and 1 mm apart.
Skeleton:
Composition: Spongin
Architecture: Fibrous reticulation with meshes; anastomosing fibers
Oscula:
Visible: inconspicuous
Diameter: -100 - Ám
Spongin:
Type: Primary
Diameter: 100 -- 200 Ám
Core: Foreign sand grains:often > 100 Ám in diameter
Spongin:
Type: Secondary
Diameter: 10 -- 25 Ám
Ectosome:
Architecture: Thin dermis:not detachable
Choanosome:
Architecture: Fibrous reticulation with meshes 250 Ám in diameter
Choanocyte chambers diameter: 45 -- 55 Ám