Species Overview

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Antho (Acarnia) karykina de Laubenfels, 1927.

Synonyms:
Plocamia karykina de Laubenfels, 1927.

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Size_Thickness: --4.0 cm
Color_Alive: Scarlet to salmon-red or dull salmon orange
Consistency: Firm; Woody
HABITAT:
BenthicRegion: Marine: Intertidal to Subtidal
Distribution: Southern California to Northern California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Contour: level
Texture: superficially hispid
Oscula:
Rims: Sometimes with slightly raised collars
Diameter: 1 -- 2 mm
Ectosome:
Architecture: Vague with Tylostyles-Subtylostyles near the surface
Choanosome:
Architecture: Ascending tracts of Styles that penetrate the surface. Tracts interconnected by Tylotes
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Megasclere:
Shape: Thick Styles - Sub-tylostyles
Length: 180 -- 215 Ám
Width: 15 -- 17 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Thin Tylostyles - Subtylostyles
Length: 145 -- 200 Ám
Width: 3.3 -- 3.7 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Tylotes with heads microspined
Length: 175 -- 240 Ám
Width: 17 -- 24 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Palmate Isochelae
Length: 10 -- 20 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Toxas
Length: 15 -- 100 Ám