Species Overview

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Haliclona (Reniera?) sp. H Green & Bakus, 1994.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Size_thickness: to 3 mm
Color_ Alive: Light Tan?
Consistency: Compressible; fragile; soft.
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water
Depth: 75 -- 90 m
Distribution: Santa Maria Basin; Southern California
Associations: encrusting on rock and bryozoan.

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: slightly hispid near edges.
Oscula:
Diameter: 0.3--0.5 mm
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Irregular to slightly isodictyal reticulation of 1 to 3 spicules thick; little spongin at nodes.
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxeas
Length: 190 - 221- 250 Ám
Width: 4.0 -8.0- 13.0 Ám