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Leucandra heathi (Urban, 1905) .

Synonyms:
Leucandra apicalis Sim & Bakus, 1986.

SPONGE:
Shape: oval subspherical
Color: White
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal; Subtidal; Deep water
Distribution: Southern California to Northern California

CHARACTERS

Oscula:
Rim: Conspicuous oscular fringe to 7 mm high
Skeleton:
Composition: Carbonate
Architecture: Leuconoid
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxeas
Length: 700 -- 2000 Ám
Width: - 50- Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxeas (large)
Length: 3.40--5.00 mm
Width: 30 -- 150 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxeas (coronal)
Length: 5.00--10.00 mm
Width: 4 - -12 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Saggital Triradiates (rays)
Length: 140 -- 200 Ám
Width: -10- Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Triradiates (rays)
Length: 130 - 250]- Ám
Width: -10- Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Microxeas
Length: 50 - -140 Ám
Width: -4- Ám