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Lissodendoryx (Lissodendoryx) sp. 2 [of Lee].

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SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Size_thickness: to 11
Color: Recorded as Isabella color (Ridgeway).
Consistency: Firm.
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water
Distribution: Southern California: La Jolla Canyon

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Contour: rugose with numerous interconnecting ridges and deep furrows
Texture: superficially smooth but minutely hispid
Ectosome:
Architecture: Layer of Strongyles parallel to the surface and just at the surface
Choanosome:
Architecture: Thick multispicular primary tracts with paucispicular to multi-spicular connections forming a rugged reticulation
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles
Length: 227 -257- 292 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Arcuate Isochelae
Length: 20 -29- 37 Ám
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Thick multispicular primary tracts with paucispicular to multi-spicular connections forming a rugged reticulation
Megasclere:
Shape: Tornotes- Strongyles
Length: 135 -182- 200 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 43 -55- 65 Ám