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Lissodendoryx (Lissodendoryx) kyma de Laubenfels, 1930.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Color_Alive: Pale drab.
Consistency: fragile and friable.
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water
Distribution: Central California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Contour: superficially wavy with troughs 2 mm deep.
Oscula:
Visible: not evident.
Ectosome:
Architecture: Dermal membrane packed with tangential Subtylotes.
Choanosome:
Architecture: Large Styles in confusion.
Megasclere:
Shape: Smooth Styles]
Length: -350-
Width: - 24-
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles with heads spined
Length: - 340- Ám
Width: - 20- Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Subtylotes (these incorrectly described as Tornotes)]
Length: -205- Ám
Width: - 5-] (these incorrectly described as Tornotes). Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Arcuate Isochelae
Length: 25 -- 30 Ám