Species Overview

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n. g. n. sp. A Klontz, 1989.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Thinly encrusting
Size_Thickness: 1-2 mm
Color_Alive: Bright Red
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Intertidal
Distribution: Central California: Farallon Islands
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine
Distribution: Central California - Farallon Is.

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate]
Architecture: Echinating branching tracts of Acanthostyles. Those at base of tracts have heads embedded in basal layer of spongin. Tracts more or less erect and do not penetrate dermal membrane
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyle
Length: 48-(177|245)-472 Ám
Ectosome:
Dermal Membrane: Tornotes lying parallel or perpendicular within membrane
Megasclere:
Shape: Tornotes
Length: 101-(134|154)-176 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Arcuate Isochelae
Length: 13-(17|20)-24 Ám
Choanosome:
Architecture: Echinating branching tracts of Acanthostyles. Those at base of tracts have heads embedded in basal layer of spongin. Tracts more or less erect and do not penetrate dermal membrane