Species Overview

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Leucilla nuttingi (Urban, 1902).

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Vase shaped or tubular
Size_Height: 1 cm diam. narrows distally to 5 cm high. Borne on narrow stalk to 2 cm high
Color_Alive: White to tan
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal; Subtidal;Deep water?
Depth: --700 m
Distribution: Southern to Northern California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: Smooth
Oscula:
Distribution: apical
Diameter: 3 ]-- mm
Skeleton:
Composition: Carbonate
Architecture: Leuconoid
Megasclere:
Shape: Coronal oxeas(may be missing)
Length: --1.25 mm
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxeas
Length: 50 -- 160 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Hypodermal Triradiates-Quadriradiates (rays)
Length: 200 -- 900 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Triradiates (rays)
Length: -230- Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Cloacal Triradiates-Quadriratiates (rays)
Length: 20 -- 150 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Microxeas
Length: -45- Ám