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Tedania (Tedania) obscurata (de Laubenfels, 1930).

Synonyms:
Tedanione obscurata de Laubenfels, 1930.

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting; amorphous
Size_thickness: to 12 mm
Color_Alive: Bright yellow-tan to greyish-buff
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal to Subtidal
Distribution: Central

CHARACTERS

Oscula:
Diameter: 1 mm or less]-- mm
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Choanosome:
Architecture: Vague tracts of Strongyles run to the surface with scattered spicules in between
Megasclere:
Shape: Strongyles to Subtylotes with microspined ends
Length: 182 -(206|219)- 245 Ám
Width: 5.5 -- 7.0 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Strongyles to Subtylotes with microspined ends
Length: 249 - (292|299) - 339 Ám
Width: 10 -- 13 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Microspined Microxeas
Length: 78 -(83|96)- 110 Ám