Species Overview

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Haliclona (Rhizoniera) enamela de Laubenfels, 1930.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Very thin encrusting
Size_Thickness: 1-2 mm
Color_Alive: Drab
Consistency: Spongy
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal
Distribution: Southern California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: superficially smooth
Contour: verrucose
Pores:
Diameter: minute
Oscula:
Rims: raised collars
Diameter: 1 - 1.5]- mm
Distribution: distance apart
Skeleton :
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Distinctive wavey appearance.
Ectosome:
Present: Vague or lacking
Choanosome:
Architecture: Fibrous reticulation;rectangular meshes
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxeas
Length: 120--157 Ám
Width: 4.0--7.0 Ám