Species Overview

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Penares saccharis (de Laubenfels, 1930).

Synonyms:
Papyrula saccharis de Laubenfels, 1930 .

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting to Massive; rounded
Color_Alive: White; dark lavender-brown.
Consistency: Cartilaginous
HABITAT:
BenthicRegion: Marine: Intertidal to Subtidal
Distribution: Southern California to Northern California

CHARACTERS

:
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Vague tracts of Oxeas and some microscleres.
Surface:
Texture: superficially smooth
Oscula:
Shape: Round
Diameter: -200- Ám
Rims: Depressed rounded edges
Ectosome:
Architecture: Densely felted mass; 100 Ám thick of Microxeas and clads of Dichotriaenes.
Choanosome:
Architecture: Vague tracts of Oxeas and some microscleres.
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxeas (some styles)
Length: 400-- 890 Ám
Width: 10-25]- Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Dichotriaenes
Length-Clads: 120--210 Ám
Width: 10--30 Ám
Length_Rhabds: 320--435 Ám
Width_Rhabds: 20--30 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Microxeas
Length: 35--180 Ám
Width: 4--10 Ám
Note: Often bent once or twice