Species Overview

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Geodia robusta megasterra Lendenfeld, 1910

Synonyms:
Geodinella robusta (Lendenfeld, 1910.
Geodia agassizii (Lendenfeld, 1910)
Geodia breviana (Lendenfeld, 1910)
Geodia ovis Lendenfeld, 1910

SPONGE:
Shape: Massive
Color_Alive: Dirty white;whitish tan
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water
Distribution: Southern California

CHARACTERS

Ectosome:
Cortex: of Sterraster armor
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxeas
Length: -2500- Ám
Width: 40 -- 80 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Plagiomonaenes
Length-Rhabds: - 2100- Ám
Width-Rhabds: 26 -- 42 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sterrasters
Length: -880- Ám
Width: 130 -- 180 Ám
Height: -237- Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Strongylospherasters
Diameter: 7 - -130 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Oxyspherasters to Oxyeuasters
Diameter: 9 -- 38 Ám
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