Species Overview

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Endectyon (Hemectyon) hyle (de Laubenfels, 1930) [of Green & Bakus, 1994].

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Frondose; Stalked. Stalk 1/3 of length
Color_Preserved: Tan
Color_Alive: possibly Brick Red
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Subtidal to Deep water
Depth: 14 -- 89 m
Distribution: Southern California to Northern California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: superficially smooth; finely hispid.
Oscula:
Visible: No pores or oscula visible.
Megasclere:
Shape: Style
Length: 1.13-1.77-2.20 mm
Width: 18 -25- 34 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Style
Length: 280 -470- 680 Ám
Width: 8 -16- 31 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyle point acanthose
Length: 340 -433- 480 Ám
Width: 23 -27- 36 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Stylote Rhaphides
Length: 450 -480- 500 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Oxeote Rhaphides
Length: 450 -480-500 Ám
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: no details given