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Clathria (Microciona) sp. A-1 Green & Bakus, 1994.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Size_thickness: -0.2- mm
Color_Alive?: Tan
Consistency: fragile
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water
Depth: 92--100 m
Distribution: Southern California; Santa Maria Basin

CHARACTERS

Megasclere:
Shape: Subtylostyles with slightly acanthose heads
Length: 290 -517- 870 Ám
Width: 6.0 -9.0- 13.0 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyle
Length: 120 -138- 150 Ám
Width: 10 -12- 16 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxea
Length: 1.45-1.75-2.25 mm
Width: 5.0 - 6.0- 9.0 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Palmate Isochelae
Length: 16 -16- 18 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Toxa
Length: 100 -374- 900 Ám
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Archtecture: Multispicular tracts of long diactins incorporated within plumose skeleton of monactins.
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles-with finely acanthose heads and shaft
Length: 640 -696- 750 Ám
Width: 23 -25- 26 Ám