Species Overview

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Tretodictyum n. sp. Reiswig, 1998 .

Synonyms:

DEFINING CHARACTERS:
Dermalia = Pentactins with short sixth ray rudiment.
Scopules present but NO Clavules.
SPONGE:
Shape: Body shape unknown; rigid wall 11 mm thick.
Color_Preserved_Alcohol: White
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water.
Distribution: Central California.

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate (hexactin)
Architecture: Rigid framework with schizorhyses channels.
Megasclere:
Shape: Uncinates
Length: 206 -452- 586 m
Megasclere:
Shape: Pentactins
Length-tangential ray: 198 -328- 440 m
Length-proximal ray: 116 -711- 1540 m
Mesosclere:
Shape: Scopules
Length: 342 -575- 801 m
Microsclere:
Shape: Oxyhexasters
Diameter: 66 - 81- 98 m