Species Overview

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Acanthascus platei Schulze, 1899 .

Synonyms:

DEFINING CHARACTERS:
Octasters present
Large Hypodermal Pentactins ABSENT.
SPONGE:
Shape: Tubular with sharp simple oscular margin.
Color: not recorded
Note: Lateral surface with low conules bearing Diactin prostalia.
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water.
Distribution: Southern California and Central California

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate (hexactin)
Architecture: Hexactinellid -entirely of loose spicules.
Megasclere:
Shape: Principal Diactins
Length: 1.80-4.70-10.40 mm
Megasclere:
Shape: Thick Prostal Diactins
Length: 9.30-12.10-16.20 mm
Mesosclere:
Shape: Dermal Pentactins
Length-tangential ray: 72 -132- 201 Ám
Length-proximal ray: 76 -114- 172 Ám
Mesosclere:
Shape: Gastral Hexactins
Length-ray: 65 -109- 172 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Oxy-hemioxyhexasters
Diameter: 88 -109- 133 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Large Discoctasters
Diameter: 194 -270- 382 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Small Discoctasters
Diameter: 112 -137- 167 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Microdiscohexasters
Diameter: 12.6 -18.6- 22.3 Ám