Spicules only coring fibers.
Sponge very thinly encrusting.
Spicules coring fibers as well as strewn in confusion.
|Haliclona (Rhizoniera) enamela
de Laubenfels, 1930|
Very thin, encrusting 1-2 mm thick.
Surface: superficially smooth to verrucose. Pores minute.
Oscula: with raised collars, diameter 1 - 1.5 mm, distance apart, 1 cm.
Color: Alive: Drab.
120 - 157 um.
x 4.0 - 7.0 um.
Ectosome: Vague or lacking. Choanosome: Fibrous reticulation, rectangular meshes, 75 - 125 μm..
Numerous spicules not in meshes but strewn in confusion. Ascending fibers 15 - 25 μm, cored by 6- 8 rows of spicules; Transverse fibers 5-10 mm, cored by 1- 2 rows of spicules. The skeleton has a distinctive wavy appearance.
Distribution: Southern California.