Species Overview

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Crellomima sp. A Green & Bakus, 1944

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Thin encrusting
Size_thickness: less than 0.1 mm
Color_Alive?: White
Consistency: firm; fragile
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Subtidal to Deep water
Depth: 90 --130.5 m
Distribution: Central California;Santa Maria Basin.

CHARACTERS

Ectosome:
Architecture: Tightly packed Acanthostrongyles.
Choanosome:
Architecture: Bundles of Tornotes and Acanthotylostyles oriented vertically with tips extending into the dermis.
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostrongyles
Length: 39 -56- 65 Ám
Width: 5 -6- 8 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Anchorate Isochela
Length: 31 -33- 36 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyles
Length: 109 -174- 244 Ám
Width: 5 -8- 10 Ám
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Surface:
Texture: superficially smooth
Contour: several raised volcano-shaped elevations with single apical oscules scattered on surface. Radial pattern around oscula
Megasclere:
Shape: Tornotes
Length: 187 -221- 273 Ám
Width: -5.0- Ám
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate