Callyspongia (Cladochalina) fibrosa

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Callyspongia (Cladochalina) fibrosa

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This sponge is composed of finger shaped or flattened branches. Surface may or may not have strong conules. Conulesare prominent at growing tips. Osculesare irregularly distributed and may be terminal or marginal, rounded or elliptical, shallow and compound with diameter up to 4mm. Colour is pale yellow when alive. Dermal skeleton is reticulate with meshes triangular or subdivided by tertiary fibers which are eitheruni or multispicular. Main skeleton consists of primaries of 0.12mm and connectives of 0.08mm diameter.


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Callyspongia fibrosa (Ridley & Dendy, 1886)
Dasychalina fibrosa (Ridley & Dendy, 1886
Pachychalina fibrosa (Ridley & Dendy, 1886)


van Soest, R. (2014). Callyspongia (Cladochalina) fibrosa (Ridley & Dendy, 1886). In: Van Soest, R.W.M; Boury-Esnault, N.; Hooper, J.N.A.; Rützler, K.; de Voogd, N.J.; Alvarez de Glasby, B.; Hajdu, E.; Pisera, A.B.; Manconi, R.; Schoenberg, C.; Janussen, D.; Tabachnick, K.R., Klautau, M.; Picton, B.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Díaz, M.-C.; Cárdenas, P. (2014) World Porifera database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=166211 on 2015-01-30
Thomas, P.A. 1985. Demospongiae of the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay. In: recent advances in marine biology, today and tomorrow (P.S.B.R. James, ed.), Printers, New Delhi, 205-365.

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