Species Overview

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Cladorhiza sp. 3 [of Lee, 1998]

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Stalked:Stalk ending in umbrella-like cap with its edges extended into fragile projections
Color_Preserved: Tan to light brown
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water
Depth: 3640--3740 m
Distribution: Southern California

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Axis of spongin and multispicular fibers.
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles-Thick
Length: 448 -773- 1067 Ám
Width: 11 -16- 23 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles-Moderately thin-stylote to subtylote heads-only slightly fusiform
Length: 1.41-2.59-3.73 mm
Width: 39 -51- 60 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles-Thin and fusiform
Length: 145 -261- 473 Ám
Width: 10 -12- 13 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Unguiferous Anisochelae
Length: 36 -40- 44 Ám