• Location: Sweetings Cay, Bahamas

  • Habitat: deep reef

  • Photographer: Sven Zea

  • Picture Taken On: 2007-06-17 21:52:39

  • Picture Notes: no image notes

  • Color: cinnamon-tan

  • Morphology: vase

  • Consistency: hard


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/Spicule Images/: a) Oxeas-styloids-styles I; b) oxeas-anysostrongyloxeas II, c) enlarged tips of oxeas-styloids-styles I; d) enlargement of oxeas-anysostrongyloxeas II; e) plagiotriaenes; f) microscleres (sterrasters, developed and developing); g) enlargement of microscleres (rossettes of sterrasters on the right; spined asters in 2 types, oxyasters and and strongyl- or oxyasters). Sample from the Bahamas.

/Tissue Images/: a) Perpendicular section of the body tracts (surface above; the section was twisted upon drying); b) magnification of the surface (above), subsurface (mid) and choanosome (lower). Sample from the Bahamas.