Species Overview

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Halisarca sacra de Laubenfels, 1930 .

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Consistency: very Spft
Color_Alive: Pale tan to yellow tan
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal
Distribution: Central California

CHARACTERS

Choanosome:
Chamber_Shape: elongated
Chamber_Diameter: 200-280]- Ám
Cells: Pinacocytes without flagella
Oscula:
Diameter: 100 - 200]- Ám
Ectosome:
Thickness: 20-40]- Ám
Cells: Rounded cells; darker than those in the choanosome
Subdermal Area: subdermal cavities 20 Ám in diameter
Skeleton:
Composition: None