Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology/Natural History: Predators include the nudibranch Archidoris odhneri.

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An erect, attached sponge with a narrow base, color cream to light brown. Surface firm and smooth but easily compressible (key says it is hard). Spicules include styles to subtylostyles 230 to 820 microns in length.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Syringella amphispicula de Laubenfels, 1961
Catalog Number: USNM 22707
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol); Slide
Collector(s): M. de Laubenfels
Year Collected: 1931
Locality: Puget Sound, Griffin Bay, Washington, United States, North Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 45 to 45
  • Holotype: de Laubenfels. 1961. Pac. Sci. 15(2): 200, f.20.
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How to Distinguish from Similar Species: Iophon chelifer var californiana is white, turns black in alcohol, with a soft and compressible surface and several different types of spicules.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 36 - 36
 
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Habitat: We find it on rock faces in areas of very heavy current.

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