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Clathrina heronensis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Calcarea
Order  Clathrinida
Rank  Species
Phylum  Porifera
Subclass  Calcinea
Family  Clathrinidae
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Clathrina heronensis is a species of calcareous sponge in the genus Clathrina from Australia. The species is named after Heron Island where the holotype was collected.

Description

Large, irregular and loosely anastomosed tubes form the cormus. The spicules are very bright and can easily be seen. The mesohyl has many porocytes with brown granules. The skeleton has no special organization, comprising equiangular and equiradiate triactines. Actines are cylindrical, undulated and sharp at the tip.

References

Clathrina heronensis Wikipedia


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