Species Overview

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Mycale (Paresperella) sp. [of Lee].

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Upright;Conical; Christmas tree-shaped andmay have bulbous anchor
Size_height: -11- cm
Size_diameter_base: -4.5- cm
Color: not applicable
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep Water
Depth: -380- m
Distribution: Monterey Bay; California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Contour: somewhat wrinkled
Choanosome:
Architecture: Arborescent; made up of expanding polygons delineated by anastomosing tracts of Styles.
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Arborescent; made up of expanding polygons delineated by anastomosing tracts of Styles.
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles
Length: 382 -408- 430 Ám
Width: 12 -14- 16 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 36 -119- 164 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 315 -372- 400 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Palmate Anisochelae
Length: 22 -27- 31 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Palmate Anisochelae
Length: 36 - 42- 53 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Toxa (rare)
Length: 36 -51- 65 Ám