Species Overview

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Caulophacus schulzei Wilson, 1904.

Synonyms:

DEFINING CHARACTERS:
Dermalia are Pinular Hexactins
Principalia are NOT large Pentactins with short apical ray
SPONGE:
Shape: Stipate with upper shallow calyx
Color_Preserved_alcohol: Grey-brown
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water
Distribution: Southern California.

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate (hexactin)
Architecture: Body with loose spicules; Diactins of stalk fused by synapticulae.
Megasclere:
Shape: Principal Diactins
Length: 1.00--4.00 mm
Megasclere:
Shape: Principal Hexactins
Length-ray: 700 -- 1200 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Pentactins
Length-tangential ray: 250 -- 1100 Ám
Length-proximal ray: 600 -- 1100 Ám
Mesosclere:
Shape: Pinular Hexactins
Length-distal ray: 140 -- 390 Ám
Length-tangential ray: 80 -- 165 Ám
Length-proximal ray: 70 -- 145 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Discohexaster 1
Diameter: 139 -- 264 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Discohexaster 2
Diameter: 200 -- 300 Ám