Species Overview

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Holascus edwardsi Lendenfeld, 1915.

Synonyms:

DEFINING CHARACTERS:
Dermalia are Pinular Hexactins
Principalia are large Pentactins with short apical ray
SPONGE:
Shape: Tubular or slightly infundibuliform.
Color_Preserved_alcohol: Dark brown
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water.
Distribution: Southern California

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate (hexactin)
Architecture: Only loose spicules; fusion unknown.
Megasclere:
Shape: Principal Pentactins
Length-tangential ray: 7.00--19.00 mm
Length-apical ray: - 1500 - Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Pinular Hexactins (dermalia)
Length-distal ray: 160 -219- 293 Ám
Length-tangential ray: 165 -252- 387 Ám
Length-proximal ray: 330 -1060- 1720 Ám
Mesosclere:
Shape: Comital Triactin
Length-paired ray: 460 -1970- 3460 Ám
Length-unpaired ray: 80 -710- 1680 Ám
Mesosclere:
Shape: Diactins
Length: 300 -470-1150 Ám
Mesosclere:
Shape: Basal Anchors
Length: --45.00 mm
Microsclere:
Shape: Oxyhexasters
Diameter: 104 -145- 185 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Graphiocome (centrum)
Diameter: 11 -- 17 Ám
Length (raphides): 111 -194- 350 Ám