Species Overview

149
KeyPics/cc133A.jpg

Plocamiancora igzo (de Laubenfels, 1932).

Synonyms:
Plocamia igzo de Laubenfels, 1932.

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Size_Thickness: --1 cm
Color_Alive: Orange-red; carmine
HABITAT:
BenthicRegion: Marine: Intertidal to Subtidal
Distribution: Southern California to Central California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Contour: lumpy
Texture: minutely hispid
Oscula:
Visible: not evident
Ectosome:
Architecture: Dermis with microscleres and bouquets of Anisotornotes
Choanosome:
Architecture: Ascending plumose columns of Tylostyles- Subtylostyles and a few Tylotes
Pores:
Diameter: 20--25 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Tylostyles - Sub-tylostyles
Length: 130 -- 310 Ám
Width: 10 -- 17 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Anisotornotes - Anisosubtylostyles
Length: 115 -- 156 Ám
Width: - 4.0 - Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Tylotes with heads coarsely to minutely microspined
Length: 125 - -130 Ám
Width: - 9.5- Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Anchorate Isochelae
Length: 13 -- 14 Ám Ám
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Ascending plumose columns of Tylostyles- Subtylostyles and a few Tylotes