Species Overview

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Hymedesmia (?Hymedesmia) sp. C Green & Bakus, 1994.

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Color_Alive?:
Consistency: fragile
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water
Depth: 75--90 m
Distribution: Southern California; Santa Maria Basin.

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: prickly. hispid.
Ectosome:
Spicules: With Tornotes and Styles.
Choanosome:
Architecture: vertically-oriented. Acantho-subtylostyles of two size classes; heads buried in spongin
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyles
Length: 130 -173- 182 Ám
Width: 10 -11- 13 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyles
Length: 340 -423- 580 Ám
Width: 21 -22- 23 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Tornotes
Length: 81 -154- 208 Ám
Width: 3.0 -5.0- 8.0 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Arcuate Isochelae
Length: 21 -27- 34 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 16 -20- 23 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 55 -58- 59 Ám
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate]
Architecture: Vertically-oriented. Acanthosubtylostyles of two size classes; heads buried in spongin