Species Overview

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Myxilla (Myxilla) sp. 1 [of Lee].

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Flat; encrusting
Color: unknown
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Intertidal
Distribution: Central California and Northern California

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Isodictyal reticulation of 2-5 megascleres; mostly 3-sided reticulation.
Surface:
Texture: granular
Contour: grooved.
Oscula:
Density: few
Diameter: 0.3 -- 1.0 mm
Ectosome:
Dermal membrane: thick
Spicules: packed Acanthostyles and Tornotes penetrated by spicules from below.
Choanosome:
Architecture: Isodictyal reticulation of 2-5 megascleres; mostly 3-sided reticulation.
Megasclere:
Shape: Acanthostyles
Length: 128 -(184|194)- 227 Ám
Width: 7 -11- 15 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Tornotes
Length: 142 -(167|175)- 205 Ám
Width: -7- Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Anchorate Isochelae to Unguiferous Isochelae
Length: 15 -(20|21)- 28 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Anchorate Isochelae to Unguiferous Isochelae
Length: 35 -(44|45)- 50 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 27 -40- 52]. Ám