Species Overview

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Mycale sp. 1 [of Lee].

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Very thinly encrusting
Size_Thickness: --2 mm
Color: not given
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Subtidal: On scallop shells
Distribution: Central California: San Jose Creek Beach Monterey

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: appears smooth
Oscula:
Density: A few openings
Diameter: 1]-- mm
Rims: flush with surface could be oscula
Ectosome:
Architecture: Tracts reach and barely penetrate surface
Choanosome:
Architecture: Network of intermeshing spicular tracts. The larger
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Megasclere:
Shape: Strongyles-thick
Length: 255 -311-358 Ám
Width: 6 -9- 12 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Palmate Anisochelae- all normal palmate shape
Length: 51 -61- 70 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Palmate Anisochelae
Length: 24 -30- 34 Ám