Species Overview

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Phorbas hoffmani (Bakus, 1966).

Synonyms:
Podotuberculum hoffmani Bakus, 1966.

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Size_Thickness: --14 mm
Color_Alive: Orange-brown to chocolate-brown
Color_Preserved: Beige
HABITAT:
BenthicRegion: Marine: Deep water
Distribution: Central California.

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Contour: with tubercles 1.5 mm diameter and 2 mm high
Texture: superficially smooth
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Irregular ascending Subtylote tracts echinated by Acanthostyles with loose and irregular spicules in between
Oscula:
Ectosome:
Choanosome:
Architecture: Irregular ascending Subtylote tracts echinated by Acanthostyles with loose and irregular spicules in between
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyles (may include a few styles)
Length: 211 -(272|285)- 318 Ám
Width: 9 -(10|11)- 14 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Subtylotes
Length: 213 -(234|240)- 260 Ám
Width: 5 -(6|7)- 8 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles - Subtylostyles
Length: 199 -- 248 Ám
Width: 2 -- 3 Ám