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Lissodendoryx (Lissodendoryx) sp. 4 [of Lee].

Synonyms:
Myxilla ? fimbriata (Bowerbank, 1864) [of Green & Bakus, 1994]

SPONGE:
Shape: Irregular encrusting; somewhat foliaceous
Color: Not Given
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water
Distribution: Southern California

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: superficially smooth but micro-hispid
Contour: irregularly lumpy with many depressions and furrows
Ectosome:
Architecture: Loose palisade of Tornotes at surface. Surface barely penetrated by Acanthostyles.
Choanosome:
Architecture: Somewhat confused Isodictyal reticulation of Acanthostyles: 2 - 5 spicules thick. Nodes thick.
Microsclere:
Shape: Arcuate Isochelae
Length: 23 -(27|32)- 43 Ám
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Somewhat confused Isodictyal reticulation of Acanthostyles: 2 - 5 spicules thick. Nodes thick.
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyles
Length: 149 -(172| 211)- 248 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Tornotes
Length: 162 -(173|181)- 205 Ám