Species Overview

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Hymedesmia (Hymedesmia) sp. A Hartman, 1975.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Size_Thickness: --1.5 mm
Color_Alive: Salmon; salmon-orange; red; burnt sienna; pale terra cotta
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal to Subtidal
Distribution: Central California

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Acanthostyles standing erect with heads embedded in basal spongin or forming short tracts to the surface
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyles
Length: 72 -(80|90)- 112 Ám
Width: 6.5 --7.0 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyles
Length: 120 -(169|220)- 376 Ám
Width: 8.0 --8.5 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Tornotes- Subtylotes
Length: 121 -(137|158)- 180 Ám
Width: -3.5- Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Arcuate Isochelae
Length: 15 -(19|23)- 30 Ám