Identifying Sponges

Key to California Porifera (Page 106)

( From page 105 B) Oxeas < 500 μm.
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Oxeas < 90 μm.
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? Haliclona (Reniera) sp. Bakus & Green, 1987
Sponge: No information given.
Color: Preserved: White.
Spicules: Megascleres: (1) Oxeas: 70 -85- 90 um. x 2.0 um. Microscleres: (1) Toxas: 14 -23- 32 um.
Skeleton: No information given.
Distribution: San Clemente & Santa Catalina Ids. Southern California.
Depth: Intertidal.
Note: With no information on the skeletal organization and the lack of a more detailed description, this species cannot be adequately identified.
Note 2: Was Toxadocia sp. Toxidocia is now placed in Haliclona (Reniera) by DeWeerdt, 2002. However there is insufficient information to place this species at this time.
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Oxeas > 90 μm.
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