Species Overview

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Endectyon (Hemectyon) sp. A Green & Bakus, 1994.

Synonyms:
Hemectyon sp. A Green and Bakus, 1994.

SPONGE:
Shape: Rugose; no stalk.
Color_Preserved: Light Tan
Consistency: Firm but compressible
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water
Depth: 75 -- 90 m
Distribution: Santa Maria Basin; Southern California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Contour: rugose with many raised lamellar projections
Texture: prickly
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Plumoreticulate with axial core and echinating spicules.
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles
Length: 1.50-2.32-2.75 mm
Width: 21 -27- 31 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyles
Length: 420 - 483- 560 Ám
Width: 26 -32- 42 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthotylostyles
Length: 150 -219- 350 Ám
Width: 8 -15- 21 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Rhaphides
Length: 480 -545- 800 Ám
Width: 4 -4- 5 Ám