Species Overview

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Hymeniacidon actites (Ristau, 1978).

Synonyms:
Leucophloeus actites Ristau,1978.

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting Amorphous
Size_Thickness: --2.7 cm
Consistency: Firm
Color_Alive: Bright yellow
Color_Preserved: White exterior and yellow or white interior
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal to Subtidal
Depth: -- 5 m
Distribution: Central California to Northern California

CHARACTERS

Choanosome:
Architecture: Ectosomal skeleton supported by compact multispicular tracts or rests on interior spiculation. Interior spiculation confused
Ectosome:
Architecture: Tangential ectosomal skeleton of ill- defined layers of Styles forming multi-spicular tracts united into polygonal network
Surface:
Texture: Smooth
Contour: irregular
Oscula:
Density: Few
Diameter: 0.3- 1.3]- mm
Distribution: often on slight mounds
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Ectosomal skeleton supported by compact multispicular tracts or rests on interior spiculation. Interior spiculation confused
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles -Smooth;gently curved
Length: 165 -- 220 Ám
Width: 4.0 -- 8.0 Ám