Microscleres include Anisochelae.
|Mycale (Rhaphidotheca) marshallhalli
(Kent, 1870) [of Green & Bakus, 1994 as Mycale (Rhaphidotheca) rhopalophora]|
Surface: rough, hispid.
Color: White ? Alive .
400 -405- 450 um.
310 -375- 440 um.
26 -26- 31 um.
91 -95- 104 um.
55 -58- 62 um.
(4) Rhaphides(as Trichodragma):
52 -62- 70 um.
Exotylote heads protrude from surface.
Choanosome with ascending tracts of Subtylostyles which ramify from base to surface.
Distribution: Southern California.
Depth: Deep water, 75 to 123 m.
Note: This species was identified by Green & Bakus from fragments. Spicule measurements of Schmidt's R. rhopalaphora are quite different from those reported by Green & Bakus. Anisochelae reported by Green & Bakus are identical to Mycale sp. 3 of Lee (see page 054A) suggesting possible contamination. Evidence of California Rhaphidotheca is available, but thus far all specimens seen have either been contaminated or incomplete.
Microscleres do NOT include Anisochelae.