Species Overview

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Asbestopluma lycopodium (Levinsen, 1886) [of Bakus and Green, 1987].

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Body slender. Trunk with short lateral projections diverging in all directions. Brush-like
Size_height: --12 cm
Color_Alive: Light grey or light brownish yellow
Color_Preserved: Tan
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Subtidal to Deep water: Attached to rocks
Depth: 59 -- 463 m
Distribution: Southern California and ? Northern California

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Central spicular axis with branches leading to support lateral projections.
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles
Length: 480 -1087- 2480 Ám
Width: 7 -13- 22 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Palmate Anisochelae
Length: 7 -10- 11 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Forceps
Length: 15 -24- 38 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: ?? Bipocilli ( See note)
Length: 6 -9- 11 Ám