Megascleres: Hastate Styles with Tornote points.
Microscleres: with NO Raphides present.
|Mycale (Carmia) bellabellensis
Stalked, funnel-cup shaped. Height to as much as 900 cm or greater.
Consistency: Fragile, spongy.
Oscula: very irregular in size and shape.
Color: Alive: Drab, yellow, light-brown.
(1) Styles-hastate with tornote points:
352 - 420-534 - 594 um.
x 8 -11-13- 15 um.
15 -33-46- 63 um.
53 -76-89- 96 um.
36 -53- 70 um.
reported rarely- but probably absent.
Thin dermal membrane. Ectosome with terminally expanded ascending fibers.
Choanosome, cavernous with branched, coarse spicule bundles cored with Styles. Superimposed on this is a loose, irregular reticulation.
Distribution: Central to Northern California.
Depth: Deep water to 800 m.
Megascleres: Styles somewhat fusiform, with equal thickness along most of the length but tapering to one or both ends. Points Oxeote. Microscleres with Raphides present.