Species Overview

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Cladorhiza sp. 1 [of Lee, 1998]

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Stalked. Stalk ending in umbrella-like cap with its edges extended into fragile projections
Color_Preserved: Tan to light brown
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water
Depth: -4100- m
Distribution: Southern California

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composite: Silicate
Architecture: Axis of spongin and multispicular fibers.
Megasclere:
Shape: Fusiform Styles
Length: 230 -803- 1757 Ám
Width: 12 -17- 24 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles
Length: 3.66-4.04-4.55 mm
Width: 53 -64- 72 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Unguiferous Anisochelae
Length: 32 -34- 36 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Unguiferous Anisochelae
Length: 39 -46- 53 Ám