Species Overview

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Clathria (Microciona) pennata Lambe, 1895 .

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Size_Thickness: --8 mm
Color_Alive: Red orange-brown yellow-tan salmon- red terra cotta
Color_Preserved: White to light brown orange
HABITAT:
BenthicRegion: Marine: Intertidal; Subtidal;Deep water
Depth: --90 m
Note: Depth depends on which form
Distribution: Southern California to Northern California

CHARACTERS

Ectosome:
Architecture: Thin Styles to Subtylostyles at surface and scattered within
Choanosome:
Arcitecture: Thick Styles to Subtylostyles in ascending echinated tracts joined by cross spicules
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Megasclere:
Shape: Subtylostyles -thin
Length: 90 - -225 Ám
Width: 2 -- 8 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Subtylostyles-thick
Length: 200 - -240 Ám
Width: 14 -- 36 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Toxas
Length: 26 -- 165 Ám