Species Overview

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Aphorme horrida Schulze, 1899.

Synonyms:

DEFINING CHARACTERS:
All microscleres Hexactins - NO Octasters and NO Hexasters.
SPONGE:
Shape: Tubular sac with dense veil of stiff spicules
Color: Not recorded.
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine:Deep water.
Distribution: Southern California and Central California.

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate (hexactin)
Architecture: Hexactinellid -loose spicules; without fusion.
Megasclere:
Shape: Prostal Diactins
Length: --60.00 mm
Megasclere:
Shape: Principal Diactins
Length: 2.20-4.60-7.20 mm
Megasclere:
Shape: Pentactins thorned
Length-tangential ray: 1.80-3.90-8.30 mm
Length-proximal ray: 6.40-8.00-10.10 mm
Mesosclere:
Shape: Small Diactins
Length: 499 -744- 1123 Ám
Mesosclere:
Shape: Stauractins
Length-ray: 202 - 412- 546 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Oxyhexactins
Diameter: 60 -80- 103 Ám