Megascleres: Styles to Oxeas with intermediates.
Microscleres: Palmate Anisochelae, 3 size classes; smallest (very small), are J-shaped, with the foot equal to a small hook.
|? Mycale (Oxymycale) sp. 2
Large, thick, conical with vertical openings on side.
Consistency: firm. Fragile when wet.
Oscula: abundant and elevated to 2 mm in fresh material, elevations not seen in dried specimens.
Color: Preserved: Tan to grey.
(1) Styles to Oxeas with intermediates:
570 -671-730- 836 um.
x 15 -18-22- 25 um.
Longer spicules (to 1760 μm) reported in fresh material only
(1) Anisochela-J-shaped with the foot equal to a small hook:
15 -18 - 22- 34 um.
36 - 44 - 47- 60 um.
60 - 94 -117- 135 um.
10 -19-22- 48 um.
12 -22 - 61- 99 um.
Parallel tracts to surface and loose reticulation.
Distribution: Southern and Northern California.
Depth: 91 to 256 m.
Originally reported as Mycale paradoxa by Bakus & Green, 1987. Type of latter shown to be Myrmekioderma contaminated with anisochelae from Mycale bellabellensis. Somewhat similar (?) to M.lingua from Pacific Northwest.
Megascleres: Styles, Subtylostyles, OR Styles to Subtylostyles. Microscleres: Palmate Anisochelae, none J-shaped, and may have Toxas AND/OR Sigmas.