Species Overview

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Chondrocladia sp. 1 [of Lee, 1998].

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Stalked: stalk ends in rounded head from which arise numerous thin apical projections.
Color_Preserved: Tan to light brown
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep Water
Depth: -4100- m
Distribution: Southern California

CHARACTERS

Megasclere:
Shape: Styles-Thin
Length: 933 -2521- 4872 Ám
Width: 12 -20- 27 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles-Thick
Length: 897 -1679- 2776 Ám
Width: 30 -35- 42 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Unguiferous Isochelae
Length: 24 -38- 58 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Unguiferous Isochelae
Length: 66 -73- 83 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 21 -29- 36 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 41 -45- 49 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 69 -84- 91 Ám
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Spicule axis branching into plumose tracts.