Species Overview

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Cyamon catalina Sim & Bakus, 1986.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Foliaceous -flattened
Color_Alive: Red-orange
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water
Distribution: Southern California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: hispid with numerous long projecting Styles
Oscula:
Visible: Not seen
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles (thick)
Length: 2.66-3.39-3.90 mm
Width: 20 -31- 40 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles (thin-long)
Length: 1.32-1.89-3.55 mm
Width: 8 -12- 17 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles (thin-short)
Length: 130 -575- 730 Ám
Width: 5 -7- 10 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Triact (largest ray)
Length: 100 -170- 240 Ám
Width: 10 -22- 30 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Triact (short ray-echinate)
Length: 50 -82- 120 Ám
Length: 10 -22- 30 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Rhaphides
Length: 60 -73- 80 Ám
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Spicules densely packed