Species Overview

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Dysidea fragilis (Montagu, 1818) [of Sim & Bakus, 1986].

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Massive to lobate.
Color_Alive?: Lavender to pale grey
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal to Subtidal
Distribution: Southern California to Northern California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Contour: finely conulose
Spongin:
Type: Primary (ascending) fibers
Diameter: 114 -- 190 Ám
Core: Fibers contain abundant foreign material
Ectosome:
Architecture: No information given
Skeleton:
Composition: Spongin
Architecture: Fibers with abundant foreign material
Spongin:
Type: Secondary fibers
Diameter: 30 -- 60 Ám
Core: Fibers contain abundant foreign material