Species Overview

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Mycale sp. 3 [of Lee].

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Rounded or amorphous Lumpy
Size_Height: --10 cm
Color_Alive: Yellow dark brown
Consistency: Spongy Compressible Fragile
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Subtidal to Deep water
Depth: 18 -- 46 m
Distribution: Central California and Northern California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: generally smooth
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Oscula:
Diameter: 1-3]- mm
Distribution: open to surface and irregularly distributed
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles
Length: 388 -(535|660)- 1071 Ám
Width: 7 -(13|15)- 17 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 17 -(38|58)- 109 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Palmate Anisochelae
Lenght: 15 -(21|28)- 39 Ám
Sh/LMax : 0.47 - 0.52]-
Microsclere:
Shape: Palmate Anisochelae
Length: 84 -(90|100)- 133 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Rhaphides
Length: 53 -(58|89)- 121 Ám