• Location: Little San Salvador, Bahamas

  • Habitat: deep reef

  • Photographer: Joseph Pawlik

  • Picture Taken On: 2003-07-15 11:47:54

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  • Color: orange

  • Morphology: encrusting

  • Consistency: tough


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/Spicule Images/: a) Tylostyle megascleres; b) ends of tylostyles; c) microscleres: spherasters and diplaster-like developmental stages; d) enlargement of spherasters showing branchelets at the tips (arrow); e) micraster (micramphiaster) microscleres. (SEM photos courtesy of Inga Conti-Jerpe, UNCW). Sample from the Bahamas.