Species Overview

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Hymedesmia (Hymedesmia) sp. Klontz, 1989.

Synonyms:
Hymedesmia (Ectyodesmia) sp. Klontz, 1989.

SPONGE:
Shape: Thinly encrusting
Size_Thickness: --2 mm
Color_Alive: Orange
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water
Distribution: Central California

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Oscula:
Visible: When alive
Ectosome:
Dermal membrane: with microscleres
Choanosome:
Architecture: Acanthostyles with heads buried in basal spongin and Subtylote tracts to surface
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyles
Length: 96 -(115|124)- 136 Ám
Width: 6 -(8|9.2)- 12 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyles
Length: 176 -(318|384)- 496 Ám
Width: x 6 -(10|13)- 16 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Subtylotes
Length: 184 -(235|273)- 336 Ám
Width: 4 - (6|8)- 10 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Arcuate Isochelae
Length: 25 -(28|31)- 35 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 27 -(50|58)- 61 Ám