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  • Clathrous

    A descriptive adjective used in the taxonomic classification of certain sea sponge species.

    See http://www.niot.res.in/m5/old/MBiCWEB-5/Systematic/sponges/Clathria.htm

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    Key Identification characters

    • Sponge consists of a clathrous mass of flattened trabeculae. Colour, brick red when alive.

    • Texture firm and compressible. Oscules and pores are not traceable.

    June 9, 2009