Identifying Sponges

Key to California Porifera (Page 071)

( From page 070 B) Microscleres include Spirasters or Streptasters only.
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Styles to Subtylostyles present. Tylostyles present.
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Cliona sp. Bakus and Green, 1987
Sponge: Boring in barnacles.
Color: Alive and preserved: yellow.
Spicules: Megascleres: (1) Tylostyles: 120 -181- 235 um. x 2 -3- 5 um. (2) Styles - Subtylostyles: 85 -152- 228 um. x 2 -3- 5 um. Microscleres: (1) Spirasters: 25 -45- 62 um.
Skeleton: No information.
Distribution: San Miguel Id. Southern California.
Depth: Intertidal.
Note: This species appears somewhat similar to C. lobata Hancock, 1849, as reported from the Pacific Northwest by Austin and Ott, 1987. However, C. lobata Hancock, 1849 has only Tylostyles and 2 types and sizes of spirasters. This species needs review and comparison with other west coast species of this genus. Picture shown is only a stylized diagram. No diagrams or photos are provided with the original description.
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NO Styles to Subtylostyles present. Tylostyles ONLY.
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