Species Overview

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Antho (Antho) jia de Laubenfels,1930.

Synonyms:
Jia Jia (de Laubenfels, 1930).

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Size_Thickness: --8 mm
Color_Alive: Drab dull orange
Consistency: Fragile
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine:Deep water
Depth: -700- m
Distribution: Central California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: Hispid
Contour: uneven
Pores:
Visible: Not Evident
Oscula:
Visible: Not Evident
Ectosome:
Architecture: Vaguedermal membrane present
Choanosome:
Architecture: Confused renieroid reticulation
Megasclere:
Shape: Tylostyles
Length: - 330 - Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles -smooth or with a few spines
Length: 340 - -415 Ám
Width: )-- Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Palmate Isochelae
Length: 24 - -29 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Toxas
Length: 145 - -190 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: J-shaped microscleres - Crocae
Length: 16 - -17 Ám
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Confused renieroid reticulation