Species Overview

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Clathria (Clathria) asodes (de Laubenfels, 1930).

Synonyms:
Eurypon asodes de Laubenfels, 1930

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting Thin
Size_Thickness: < 1.0 mm
Color_Alive: Rich yellow
Color_Preserved: Drab
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal to Subtidal
Depth: -34- m
Distribution: Southern California and central California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: superficially smooth slimy
Oscula:
Shape: punctiform
Diameter: 100 ]-- Ám
Ectosome:
Architecture: Vague
Choanosome:
Architecture: Acanthose spicules arranged vertically with heads embedded in basal spongin
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Acanthose spicules arranged vertically with heads embedded in basal spongin
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyles: sparsely spined
Length: 135 -- 470 Ám
Width: 6.5 -- 14.5 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyles
Length: 92 - -100 Ám
Width: 6.0 -- 11.0 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Style- Subtylostyles
Length: 180 -- 260 Ám
Width: 3.0 - 5.0]- Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Isochelae
Length: 3.0 --14 Ám