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Lissodendoryx (Lissodendoryx) sp. 1 [of Lee].

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SPONGE:
Shape.T.Encrusting]:
Size_Thickness: --2 cm
Color_Alive: Gold; cinnamon brown; yellow; buff
HABITAT:
BenthicRegion: Marine: Intertidal; Subtidal; Deepwater
Distribution: Central California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: granular to superficially smooth
Ectosome:
Dermal membrane: under which are thick palisades of Tylotes-Subtylotes-mostly perpendicular to the surface
Microsclere:
Shape: Arcuate Isochelae
Length: 11 -(13|17)- 21 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Arcuate Isochelae
Length: 19 -(27|31)- 41 Ám
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Thick dominant reticulation of bundles of 3-5 Styles- Acanthostyles. Tracts only occur very near the palisades of Subtylotes
Oscula:
Rims: tiny
Diameter: <1]-- mm
Choanosome:
Architecture: Thick dominant reticulation of bundles of 3-5 Styles- Acanthostyles. Tracts only occur very near the palisades of Subtylotes
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles-Acanthostyles
Length: 149 -(182|190)- 210 Ám
Width: 5 -8- 10 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Tylotes -Subtylotes
Length: 135 -(168|182)- 200 Ám
Width: 3 -4- 5 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 19 -(27|31)- 39 Ám