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Lissodendoryx (Lissodendoryx) kyma de Laubenfels, 1930 [of Green & Bakus, 1994].

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Encrusting
Color_Alive: Pale drab; brown-orange
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal; Subtidal; Deep water
Distribution: Southern California to Northern California

CHARACTERS

Megasclere:
Shape: Styles
Length: 176 -(200|248)- 327 Ám
Width: 10 -(13|14)- 16 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles
Length: 362 -(409|481)- 547 Ám
Width: 17 -(21|24)- 27 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Subtylotes- Tylotes
Length: 251 -(307|327)- 370 Ám
Width: 5 -7- 9 Ám
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Dense mesenchyme with ill-defined tracts to surface. These crudely echinated by Styles. The tracts form a loose reticulation.
Ectosome:
Dermal membrane with Isochelae:
Architecture: Tornotes more or less tangential to the surface.
Choanosome:
Architecture: Dense mesenchyme with ill-defined tracts to surface. These crudely echinated by Styles. The tracts form a loose reticulation.
Microsclere:
Shape: Arcuate Isochelae
Length: 30 -(37|39)- 47 Ám
Surface:
Contour: undulating