Identifying Sponges

Key to California Porifera (Page 060)

( From page 059 A) Microscleres DO NOT include Sigmas.
Arcuate Isochelae present.
Lissodendoryx sp. A Bakus & Green, 1987
Sponge: No information.
Color: Alive: Light orange.
Spicules: Megascleres: (1) Subtylostyles-some polytylote: 220 -227- 240 um. x 5 um. Microscleres: (1) Arcuate Isochelae: 18 -21- 24 um. (2) Arcuate Isochelae ?: 9 um.
Skeleton: No information.
Distribution: Anacapa Id. Southern California.
Depth: Intertidal.
This species was so incomplete that it is virtually impossible to identify it. The small chelae were thought to be aberrant or a contaminant. Likewise, the lack of ectosomal tylotes or subtylotes suggest some other genus. No illustrations available.
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Microscleres other than Arcuate Isochelae.
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