Identifying Sponges

Key to California Porifera (Page 099)

( From page 098 B) Additional species for which little information is available.
[A]
Oxeas 70 -105- 130 μm.
Reticulation 1 spicule thick.
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Haliclona cf. permollis (Bowerbank, 1866) [of Bakus & Green, 1987]
Sponge: No information.
Color: Tan,orange, light lavender ?Alive.
Spicules: Megascleres: (1) Oxeas-bowed or arched: 70 -105- 130 um. x 2 -4- 6 um.
Skeleton: Triangular reticulation, one spicule thick.
Distribution: Southern California.
Depth: Intertidal to 51 m.
Note: This species was not fully described by Bakus & Green, therefore its identity cannot be verified. No illustrations available. See also page 97B for discussion. Note that the two descriptions do not match.
[B]
Oxeas, 66 - 95 - 120 μm.
Reticulation of 2 spicules thick.
Haliclona sp. C Bakus & Green, 1987
Sponge: No information given.
Color: No information.
Spicules: Megascleres: (1)Oxeas-slightly bowed or arched: 66 -95- 120 um. x 4 -5- 6 um.
Skeleton: Isodictyal reticulation, 2 spicules thick.
Distribution: Santa Cruz Id., Southern California.
Depth: Intertidal.
Note: This species is incompletely described and may be related to, or the same as, Haliclona (Haliclona) sp. A described by Hartman, 1975. No illustrations available. See page 98A
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