• Location: , Martinique

  • Habitat: deep reef

  • Photographer: Sven Zea

  • Picture Taken On: 2013-12-06 00:00:00

  • Picture Notes: no image notes

  • Color: orange

  • Morphology: bushy, spherical

  • Consistency: tough


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/Spicule Images/: a) Oxeas-anysostrongyloxeas I; b) oxeas-styles II, c) enlarged ends of oxeas-anysostrongyloxeas I; d) enlargement of a style II; e) plagiotriaenes; f) microscleres (sterraster); g) enlargement of microscleres (sterrasters, developing and fully developed; spined asters in 3 types, oxyasters and strongyl- or oxyasters). Sample from Martinique.

/Tissue Images/: a) Perpendicular section at a a surface fold; b) magnification at the surface (above) and subsurface (below); c) magnification the subsurface showing a few sterrasters (arrow). Sample from Martinique.