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Lissodendoryx (Lissodendoryx) rex (de Laubenfels, 1930).

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SPONGE:
Shape: Massive
Size_Area: 2 x 3 cm
Color_Alive: Drab
Consistency: Fragile
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Deep Water
Depth: 700 m
Distribution: Central California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: superficially smooth
Oscula:
Visible: not evident
Ectosome:
Dermal membrane: Thin
Choanosome:
Spicules: scattered Styles
Architecture: most styles have their points directed towards the surface
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles
Length: -570- Ám
Width: -16- Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Tylotes-Subtylotes
Length: -280- Ám
Width: -7- Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 50 -- 55 Ám
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Spicules: scattered Styles
Architecture: most styles have their points directed towards the surface