Leucandra claviformis Schuffner, 1877

Van, Rob W. M. & De, Nicole J., 2018, Calcareous sponges of the Western Indian Ocean and Red Sea, Zootaxa 4426 (1), pp. 1-160: 151

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4426.1.1

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scientific name

Leucandra claviformis Schuffner, 1877
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Leucandra claviformis Schuffner, 1877 

Schuffner (1877: 414, pl, 24 fig. 5) described this sycon-like individual from Mauritius. It possesses diactines of 270–400 x 31 µm and only small triactines and tetractines with actines of 150–160 x 9 µm, whith the apical actines of the tetractines 9–40 µm long. These small spicule sizes distinguish this species from most other Leucandra  species of the region.