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This demosponge species forms thin encrusting sheets, measuring up to 2 mm in thickness. The skeleton is composed of densely packed, siliceous spicules, positioned upright. Spicule type includes megascleres (tylostyles) only, measuring on average up to 925 mm in length (but with multiple size classes that range 175-925 mm). Color variants include gold, hazel, yellowish-brown, and olive-brown. For complete description, see Lee et al., 2007.


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Source: Marine Invaders of the NE Pacific

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