Species Overview

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Endectyon (Hemectyon) hymani (Dickenson, 1945) [of Green & Bakus, 1986]

Synonyms:
Hemectyon hymani Dickinson, 1945.

SPONGE:
Shape: No stalk; fan-shaped
Color_Preserved: Drab to almost white
Consistency: Slightly compressible
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water
Depth: 90 -- 150 m
Distribution: Southern California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Contour: lace-like; ridged
Texture:
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Plumoreticulate with axial core and echinating spicules
Oscula:
Visible: No pores or oscula visible
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles
Length: -- 2250 Ám
Width: 16 -24- 29 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyles
Length: 250 -317- 420] Ám
Width: 18 -26- 36 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyles
Length: 150 -160- 200 Ám
Width: 10 -12- 16 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Rhaphides (stylotes)
Length: 650 -755- 940 Ám
Width: 4 -5- 5 Ám