Species Overview

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Staurocalyptus solidus Schulze, 1899.

Synonyms:

DEFINING CHARACTERS:
Discoctaster diameter between 150-200 Ám.
SPONGE:
Shape: Barrel-like with broad base; veil of Diactins and Pentactins
Color: not recorded
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water
Distribution: Southern California and Central California

CHARACTERS

Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate (hexactin)
Architecture: Entirely composed of loose spicules.
Megasclere:
Shape: Principal Diactins
Length: 2.00-4.50-8.40 mm
Megasclere:
Shape: Thick Prostal Diactins
Length: --40.00 mm
Megasclere:
Shape: Hypodermal Pentactins
Length-tangential ray: 1.80-4.50-6.60 mm
Length-proximal ray: 5.50-6.80-9.60 mm
Mesosclere:
Shape: Dermal Stauractins
Length-ray: 75 -117- 180 Ám
Mesosclere:
Shape: Dermal Pentactins
Length-tangential ray: 88 -131- 193 Ám
Length-proximal ray: 88 -114- 163 Ám
Mesosclere:
Shape: Gastral Hexactins
Length-ray: 89 -116- 134 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Oxyhexasters to Hemioxyhexasters
Diameter: 113 -141- 179 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Discoctasters
Diameter: 134 -174- 225 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Microdiscohexasters
Diameter: 16 -20- 22 Ám