Species Overview

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Chondrocladia sp. 3 [of Lee, 1998].

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Stalked with oval apex from which arise a few thick 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: Spicule axis branching into plumose tracts.
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles-slightly fusiform-small head
Length: 364 -544- 800 Ám
Width: 7 -12- 13 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles
Length: 958 -2283- 3466 Ám
Width: 12 -17- 20 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Unguiferous Isochelae
Length: 87 -97- 121 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Sigmas
Length: 18 -22- 30 Ám