Species Overview

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Lissodendoryx sp. 5 [of Lee].

Synonyms:

SPONGE:
Shape: Massive
Color: not given
Consistency: soft;somewhat fragile.
HABITAT:
Benthic Region: Marine: Deep water.
Distribution: Southern California.

CHARACTERS

Surface:
Texture: superficially smooth but somewhat hispid
Contour: Slightly raised flattened lobes delineated by furrows or rounded lobes with ends free
Oscula:
Density: few
Diameter: 0.5 -- 1.0 mm
Ectosome:
Architecture: In places thick palisades of spreading Strongyles to Subtornotes.
Choanosome:
Architecture: Vague pauci- to multispicular tracts to surface. These often confused and made difficult to see due to multitudes of random spicules.
Skeleton:
Composition: Silicate
Architecture: Vague pauci- to multispicular tracts to surface. These often confused and made difficult to see due to multitudes of random spicules.
Megasclere:
Shape: Styles - Acanthostyles: the latter mostly with spines on the head but a few spined to midpoint of shaft
Length: 618 -806- 933 Ám
Megasclere:
Shape: Strongyles - Subtornotes
Length: 385 -521- 594 Ám
Microsclere:
Shape: Arcuate Isochelae
Length: 26 -37- 55 Ám