Species Overview

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Hymeniacidon sinapium de Laubenfels, 1930

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting; often looks woody
Size_Height: --10 cm
Consistency: fragile; fleshy; very soft; compressible
Color_Alive:
Color_Alcohol: Brown (994622);Tan(D1B362)
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal: Open Coast or Bays
Distribution: Southern California and Central California

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: spicules in confusion; sometimes with vertical tracts of spicules with points up; to form subdermal brushes near surface
Color: yellow-drab
Oscula:
Diameter: 2]-- mm
Rims: often raised on processes
Surface:
Texture: superficially smooth
Contour: conulose and/or with digitate processes
Ectosome:
Architecture: developed into a thin
Color: Mahogany brown
Choanosome:
Architecture: spicules in confusion; sometimes with vertical tracts of spicules with points up; to form subdermal brushes near surface
Color: yellow-drab
Megasclere:
Shape: Style
Length: 115 -(206|317)-460 Ám
Width: 3.4--10.2 Ám