Species Overview

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Haliclona (Haliclona) sp. A Hartman, 1975

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Thinly encrusting
Size_Thickness: --3 mm
Color_Alive: purple-violet;mauve or buff
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal; Subtidal; Deep water
Distribution: Southern California and Central California

CHARACTERS

Oscula:
Diameter: 1-3]- mm
Distribution: closely spaced
Rims: almost flush with surface or with raised rims
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Anisotropic reticulation; ladder-like
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxeas
Length: 67 -(75|102)- 121 Ám
Width: 3.0 -- 9.0 Ám