Species Overview

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Geodia mesotriaena Lendenfeld, 1910.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Subglobular to massive]Size_Diameter
Color_Preserved: White
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Subtidal to Deep water
Distribution: Southern California to Northern California

CHARACTERS

Pores:
Note: Sieves present
Surface:
Texture: covered by dense spicular plush
Choanosome:
Architecture: Radiate
Ectosome:
Architecture: Cortex of Sterraster armor. Plagiotriaenes or -diaenes with clads in or just below cortex
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxeas (rarely Styles or Strongyles)
Length: to 9000 ]-- Ám
Width: 20 -- 112 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Plagiotriaenes or Plagiodiaenes)
Length: -9000- Ám
Width: 20 -- 112 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Anatriaenes
Length-Rhabds: 5--10) mm
Diameter-Rhabds: 2--45 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Mesoprotriaenes
Length-Rhabds: 11--48 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Dermal Oxeas or Styles
Length: -200- Ám
Width: 2--13 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sterrasters
Diameter: 65--118 Ám
Diameter: 42--83 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Strongylospherasters
Diameter: 4 -- 15 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Oxyspherasters
Diameter: 6--24 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Oxyeuasters-strongylote to oxeote
Diameter: 9--35 Ám
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Radiate
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