Species Overview

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Bathydorus laevis spinosus Wilson, 1904 .

Synonyms:

DEFINING CHARACTERS:
Dermalia are NOT Pinular Hexactins.
Auotdermalia are mostly rough Stauractins.
SPONGE:
Shape: Sponge: Tubular to caliculate body
Color_Preserved_alcohol: Tan
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep Water
Distribution: Southern California

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate (hexactin)
Architecture: Loose spicules in main body; basal fused skeleton.
Megasclere:
Shape: Principal Diactins
Length: 1.30-4.10-7.90 mm
Megasclere:
Shape: Thick Diactins
Length: 9.60-14.70-25.70 mm
Megasclere:
Shape: Pentactins
Length_tangential ray: 266 -382- 520 Ám
Length_proximal ray: 570 -1000- 1520 Ám
Mesosclere:
Shape: Dermal Stauractins
Length_ray: 58 -73- 103 Ám
Mesosclere:
Shape: Gastral Pinular Hexactins
Length_pinular ray: 84-118-140 Ám
Length_other rays: 55 -74- 96 Ám
Mesosclere:
Shape: Regular Hexactins
Length_ray: 67 -92- 116 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Oxy-Hemioxyhexasters
Diameter: 51 -86- 106 Ám