Species Overview

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Mycale (Mycale) macginitiei de Laubenfels, 1930.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting Small sponges flat. larger sponges with ridges and protuberences
Color_Alive: Chrome yellow pale golden brown olive brown buff tan
Consistency: Spongy Compressible
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal to Subtidal
Depth: -9- m
Distribution: Southern California to Northern California

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Spicule tracts to the surface
Surface:
Texture: Smooth to touch
Ectosome:
Dermal membrane: Thin over a loose reticulation of megascleres
Choanosome:
Architecture: Spicule tracts to the surface
Megasclere:
Shape: Sinuous Subtylostyles
Length: 158 -(247|285)- 321 Ám
Width: 4 -(8|9)- 12 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 14 -(20|33)- 33 Ám
FrequencyT:
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas-may be contorted
Length: 43 -(64|75)- 86 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Anisochelae
Length: 11 -(13|14) - 17 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape:
Length: 17 -(18|25)- 30 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Anisochelae
Length: 31 -(36|41)- 49 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Toxa
Length: 5 -(50|69)- 118 Ám
Frequency: Rare