Species Overview

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Hymedesmia (Hymedesmia) sp. F Green & Bakus, 1994.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Size_thickness: --0.2 mm
Color_Alive: Transparent dermis; light orange base.
Consistency: Fragile
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water
Distribution: Southern California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: Smooth; granular.
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Vertically-oriented Acanthotylotes.
Ectosome:
Architecture: Thin detachable dermis with abundant Isochelae; tangential skeleton of Subtylotes.
Choanosome:
Architecture: Vertically-oriented Acanthotylotes.
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyles
Length: 121 -(137|151)- 169 Ám
Width: -8- Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Subtylotes - Tylotes
Length: 188 -(202|225)- 242 Ám
Width: 5 -7- 8 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Arcuate Isochelae
Length: 24 -27- 30 Ám