Species Overview

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Suberites sp. Green & Bakus, 1994.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Thin encrusting
Size_thickness: to 1 mm
Color_Preserved: Tan
Consistency: firm but compressible
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water
Depth: 64.5 --123 m
Distribution: Santa Maria Basin- Southern California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: slightly rough; slightly hispid
Ectosome:
Architecture: difficult to distinguish from choanosome
Spicules: Densely packed Tylostyles in confusion but some with points up
Choanosome:
Architecture: Tylostyles in confusion
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate]
Architecture: Tylostyles in confusion
Megasclere:
Shape: Tylostyle
Length: 91 -169- 210 Ám
Width: 3.0 -4.0- 5.0 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Tylostyle
Length: 310 -435- 590 Ám
Width: 7.0 -9.0- 13 Ám