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Heterochone calyx (Schulze,1886).

Synonyms:
Chonelasma calyx

DEFINING CHARACTERS:
Dermalia = Pinular Hexactins with distal ray short/club-shaped/blunt.
SPONGE:
Shape: Caliciform with tubular lateral projections.
Color_Alive: White to orange.
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water.
Distribution: Throughout California

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate (Hexactin)
Architecture: Rigid framework penetrated by diarhysial channels.
Megasclere:
Shape: Uncinates
Length: 560 -850- 1460 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Pinular Hexactins
Length-distal ray: 60 -89- 150 Ám
Length-tangential ray: 91-148- 211 Ám
Length-proximal ray: 69 -314- 950 Ám
Mesosclere:
Shape: Hexactins
Length-ray: 92 -128- 204 Ám
Mesosclere:
Shape: Scopules
Length: 206 -328- 630 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Discohexactins
Diameter: 44 -59- 88 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Oxyhexactins
Diameter: 62 -74- 99 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Hemidiscohexasters
Diameter: 49 -63- 80 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Hemi-oxyhexasters
Diameter: 53 -74- 91 Ám