Species Overview

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Stelletta estrella de Laubenfels, 1930.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Subspherical to massive
Size_Thickness: to 5 cm
Color_Alive:
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal; Subtidal; Deep water
Distribution: Southern California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: Superficially hirsute
Oscula:
Visible: inconspicuous
Diameter: 1]-- mm
Ectosome:
Architecture: Cortex
Choanosome:
Architecture: Radiate
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxeas
Length: 2.60--4.00 mm
Width: 45 - -100 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Plagiomonaenes-Plagiodiaenes-Plagiotriaenes
Length-Rhabds: -4000- Ám
Width-Rhabds: 9--78 Ám
Length-Chords: 35--200 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Oxyspherasters
Diameter: 2.5--12 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Tylospherasters
Diameter: 10 -- 11 Ám
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Radiate