Species Overview

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Mycale (Carmia) richardsoni Bakus, 1966.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting often wrapped around algae or hydroids
Size_Thickness: --1 cm
Color_Alive:
Consistency: Compressible
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal; Subtidal; Deep water
Depth: -40- m
Distribution: Central

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: hispid but feels smooth
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Ladder-like tracts to surface. Near their bases they tend to merge into a reticulation
Oscules:
Ectosome:
Choanosome:
Architecture: Ladder-like tracts to surface. Near their bases they tend to merge into a reticulation
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles
Length: 125 -(173|186)- 212 Ám
Width: 5 -(7|8)- 10 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 15 -(19|20)- 38 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Anisochelae
Length: 15 -(30|31)- 38 Ám