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Clathrina angraensis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Calcarea
Family  Clathrinidae
Scientific name  Clathrina angraensis
Phylum  Porifera
Order  Clathrinida
Genus  Clathrina
Rank  Species
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Clathrina angraensis is a species of the genus Clathrina from Brazil. The species epithet refers to Angra dos Reis, the Portuguese name for the Botinas Islands.

Description

Massive cormus formed of thin, irregular and tightly anastomosed tubes, particularly in the apical region. The largest specimen collected is 33 x 24 x 8 mm. Water-collecting tubes are present. The skeleton has no special organization, comprising triactines only. Porocytes are easily observed. Triactines are equiangular and equiradiate. Actines are slightly conical, frequently undulated near the tip, and sharp.

References

Clathrina angraensis Wikipedia


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