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Leucandra losangelensis (de Laubenfels, 1930).

Synonyms:
Leucetta losangelensis de Laubenfels, 1930.

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting Amorphous
Size_Thickness: 3 cm
Color_Alive: White to Pale Brown
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal; Subtidal; Deep water
Distribution: Southern California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: smooth
Contour: convoluted lumpy or with ridges
Oscula:
Density: numerous
Shape: oval
Diameter: 1-3]- mm
Ectosome:
Dermal membrane: Fleshy over a non-cellular layer
Choanosome:
Architecture: Leuconoid
Skeleton:
Composition: Carbonate
Architecture: Leuconoid
Megasclere:
Shape: Triaxons rays
Length: 100 - 426- 850 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Sagittal Triaxons
Length: 60 -137- 250 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Quadriradiate
Length-paired rays: 180 -- 210 Ám
Length-basal ray: -100 - Ám
Length-apical ray: 20 -- 40 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxeas
Length: 80 -93- 100 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Microspined cylinders
Length: 25 - -60 Ám