Species Overview

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Heterochone incognitus (Koltun, 1967).

Synonyms:

DEFINING CHARACTERS:
Dermalia = Pinular Hexactins with distal ray long/spindle-shaped/sharp.
Main microscleres are Oxyhexactins
SPONGE:
Shape: Compound-infundibuliform but poorly known.
Color: not reported
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water.
Distribution: Southern California

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate (hexactin)
Architecture: Rigid framework penetrated by diarhysial channels.
Megasclere:
Shape: Uncinates
Length: 3.60-5.40-7.10 mm
Megasclere:
Shape: Pinular Hexactins (dermalia)
Length-distal ray: 123 -164- 222 Ám
Length-tangential ray: 128 -168- 227 Ám
Length-proximal ray: 68 -170- 352 Ám
Mesosclere:
Shape: Hexactin 1
Length-ray: 100 -172- 278 Ám
Mesosclere:
Shape: Hexactin 2
Length- ray: 146 -216- 341 Ám
Mesosclere:
Shape: Scopules
Length: 369 -571- 756 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Oxyhexactins
Diameter: 64 -92- 126 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Hemioxyhexasters
Diameter: 65 -100- 129 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Discohexasters
Diameter: 21 -29- 44 Ám