Species Overview

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Lissodendoryx sp. 6 [of Lee].

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Thick encrusting
Size_thickness: to 1.5 cm
Color_Alive: Dull orange to pale yellow or flesh ochre (Ridgway); pale salmon
Consistency: Moderately firm
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Subtidal
Depth: --34 m
Distribution: Southern California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: smooth
Contour: verrucose with some ridges and folds
Oscula:
Shape: round
Rims: flush or in crevices.
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Plumose to confused with numerous multispicular parallel tracts rising to the surface.
Ectosome:
Architecture: Packed with parallel Tornotes and large numbers of Isochelae; The surface penetrated by tips of Acanthostyles.
Choanosome:
Architecture: Plumose to confused with numerous multispicular parallel tracts rising to the surface.
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyles
Length: 115 -(161|164) - 182 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyles
Length: 218 -(272|297)- 309 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Tornotes
Length: 164 -(232|249)- 291 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Arcuate Isochelae
Length: 15 -(19|20)- 22 Ám