Identifying Sponges

Key to California Porifera (Page 085)

( From page 084 B) No tangential ectosomal skeleton. Form does not include cylindrical branches.
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Body stalked, subspherical, on a stem with lateral projections.
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Cladorhiza sp. Bakus & Green, 1987
Sponge: Body subspherical with lateral projections, stalked.
Color: Preserved: White.
Spicules: Megascleres: (1) Oxeas: 110 -330- 640 um. x 3 - 5 - 9 um.
Skeleton: No information.
Distribution: Southern California, Tanner Bank.
Depth: 1189 m.
Note: 3 specimens collected. This description must be based on an incomplete fragment as no microscleres were noted. The Cladorhizid genera are distinguished by the nature of their microscleres. See page 40,41 for more detail on California Cladorhizid sponges. No illustrations available.
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Body not stalked.
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