Species Overview

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Protosuberites sisyrnus (de Laubenfels, 1930).

Synonyms:
Prosuberites sisyrnus de Laubenfels, 1930.

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Size_Thickness: 1--2 mm
Color_Preserved: Drab
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water
Depth: 45 --54 m
Distribution: Southern California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: velvity
Oscula:
Visible: Oscules and pores not evident
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Scant Tylostyles scattered
Ectosome:
Architecture: Dense Tylostyles pointing outwards.
Choanosome:
Architecture: Scant Tylostyles scattered
Megasclere:
Shape: Tylostyles
Length: 275 - -480 Ám
Width: 8.0 - -20 Ám