Species Overview

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Endectyon (Hemectyon) hyle (de Laubenfels, 1930).

Synonyms:
Hemectyon hyle (de Laubenfels, 1930).

SPONGE:
Shape: Frondose; Stalked
Size_Height: --28 mm
Color_Preserved: Pale drab
Color_ Alive: Brick red
Consistency: Spongy to cartilaginous
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Subtidal to Deep water
Depth: 7.6 -- 130.5 m
Distribution: Southern California to Northern California

CHARACTERS

Oscula:
Visible: not evident
Megasclere:
Shape: Style
Length: 430 - -550 Ám
Width: 15 - -20 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles
Length: > 800]-- Ám
Width: -10 - Ám
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: divided into axial and peripheral regions. Axial with smooth styles in confusion or trace of a reticulation.
Surface:
Texture: superficially smooth; finely hispid; prickly
Pores:
Visible: not evident
Ectosome:
Dermal membrane: 75 Ám thick with scattered dark cells and foreign bodies
Choanosome:
Architecture: divided into axial and peripheral regions. Axial with smooth styles in confusion or trace of a reticulation. Peripheral: dense with Acanthostyles pointing outwards
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyles
Length: 180 -- 320
Width: 12 -- 20 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Strongyles
Length: 350 -- 370 Ám
Width: 16 -- 19 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Oxeote Rhaphides
Length: 200 -- 330 Ám
Width: -2- Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Rhaphides
Length: 200 -- 300 Ám