• Location: Plana Cays, Bahamas

  • Habitat: deep reef

  • Photographer: Tse-Lyn Loh

  • Picture Taken On: 2011-07-21 09:29:24

  • Picture Notes: no image notes

  • Color: cinnamon-tan

  • Morphology: spherical

  • Consistency: hard


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

/Tissue Images/: a) Perpendicular section of the body (surface above; the dark curved line crossing the lower panel is a fracture on the slide cover slip glass); b) magnification at the surface (above), subsurface (mid) and choanosome (lower) showing sterrasters and the aligned cladomes of triaenes; the lower panel is a magnification of the choanosome. Sample from the Bahamas.