Species Overview

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Leucosolenia nautilia de Laubenfels, 1930.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: basal reticulation from which arise numerous long individual tubes. Tubes: 0.2 - 2 x 20 mm.
Color_Alive: White
Consistency: fragile
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal; Subtidal; Deep water
Distribution: Southern California to Northern California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: minutely hispid
Oscula:
Distribution: apical
Size_Diameter: 0.2-2.0]- mm
Skeleton:
Composition: Carbonate
Architecture: Asconoid
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxea (small)
Length: 80 -115- 160 Ám
Width: -4- Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Oxea (large)
Length: 320 -445- 1000 Ám
Width: 10 -- 20 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Quadriradiates
Length-apical ray: 20 -28- 50 Ám
Length-paired rays: 80 -100- 120 Ám
Length-basal ray: 120 - -150 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Triradiates
Length-paired rays: -50- Ám
Mesosclere:
Shape: Quadriradiates
Length-apical ray: 20 -28- 50 Ám
Length-paired rays: 80 -100- 120 Ám
Length-basal ray: 120 - -150 Ám
Mesosclere:
Shape: Triradiates
Length-paired rays: -50- Ám