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Clathria (Microciona) sp. A-2 Green & Bakus, 1994.

Synonyms:
Hymedesmia (Holorodesmia) sp. A Green & Bakus, 1994.

SPONGE:
Shape: Thin encrusting
Size_thickness: less than 1 mm
Color_Alive: Not given
Color_Preserved: White; semi- transparent near the surface
Consistency: Fragile
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water
Depth: 96 -- 105 m
Distribution: Southern California: Santa Maria Basin.

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: Prickly.slightly hispid
Oscula:
Visible: no pores or oscules visible
Choanosome:
Architecture: Acanthostyles with heads embedded in basal spongin. Styles and Acanthostyles and microscleres free in the choanosome.
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyles
Length: 320 -510- 720 Ám
Width: 18 -28- 36 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles
Length: 290 - 447- 600 Ám
Width: 8 -11- 13 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Subtylotes
Length: 200 -250- 300 Ám
Width: 5 -6- 8 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Palmate Isochelae
Length: 18 -22- 26 Ám
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Ectosome:
Spicules: Subtylotes
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyles
Length: 122 -149- 187 Ám
Width: 10 -14- 18 Ám