Species Overview

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Aplysinopsis? schmidti (Marenzeller, 1887) [of Green & Bakus, 1994].

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Digitate lobate
Color_Alive?: Tan
Consistency: Spongy; rough
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water.
Distribution: Russian arctic? Central California

CHARACTERS

Choansome:
Architecture: Anastomosing reticulum of spongin fibers.
Surface:
Appearance: Spongin fiber reticulation visible on surface
Contour: Fibers protrude from surface forming low conules 0.2 mm high
Oscula:
Rims: subapical
Diameter: -3- mm
Spongin:
Type: Primary Anastomosing fibers
Diameter: 78 -- 130 Ám
Core: with foreign material
Ectosome:
Architecture: Thin dermis
Skeleton:
Composition: Spongin
Architecture: Anastomosing reticulate
Note: Foreign material includes sand grains and pieces of spicules
Spongin:
Type: Secondary fiber
Diameter: 18 -- 65 Ám
Core: spongin