Species Overview

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Heterochone tenera (Schulze, 1899).

Synonyms:

DEFINING CHARACTERS:
Dermalia = Pinular Hexactins with distal ray long/spindle-shaped/sharp.
Main microscleres are Discohexactins.
SPONGE:
Shape: Infundibuliform with short lateral tubes.
Color: Not reported
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water.
Distribution: Southern California and Central California.

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate (hexactin)
Architecture: Rigid Framework penetrated by diarhysial channels.
Megasclere:
Shape: Uncinates: absent?
Megasclere:
Shape: Pinular Hexactins
Length-distal ray: 95 -191- 371 Ám
Length-tangential ray: 137-210- 291 Ám
Length-proximal ray: 111 -325- 556 Ám
Mesosclere:
Shape: Hexactins
Length-ray: 78 -168- 297 Ám
Mesosclere:
Shape: Scopules
Length: 244 -409- 598 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Discohexactins
Diameter: 54 -70- 87 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Discohexasters
Diameter: 47 -66- 86 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Oxyhexasters
Diameter: 67 -98- 138 Ám