Species Overview

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Mycale (Mycale) toporoki (Koltun) n. var. [of Lee] .

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Elongate; rounded; or amorphous; Lumpy
Size_thickness: to 6 cm
Color_Alive: Light grey or greyish yellow
Consistency: spongy; fragile
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Subtidal to Deep water
Depth: 14 -- 46 m
Distribution: Southern California and Northern California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: Smooth
Contour: Lumpy
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Not Given
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles
Length: 242 -(505|529)- 661 Ám
Width: 10 -(14|16)- 24 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 12 -(16|25)- 36 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas -thin
Length: 31 -(53|66)- 109 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Palmate Anisochelae
Length: 12 -(18|34) - 51 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Palmate Anisochelae
Length: 46 -(53|66)- 94 Ám
Sh/LMax : 0.24 - 0.32.5]-
Microsclere:
Shape: Raphides
Length: 25 -(56|66)- 84 Ám