Leucandra falcigera 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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Leucandra falcigera Schuffner, 1877


Leucandra falcigera Schuffner, 1877 

Schuffner (1877: 416, pl. 25 fig. 6) described a tiny oval individual with short apical fringe from Mauritius. The spicule package is similar to that of L. claviformis  , but the measurements of the actines have a distinctly larger range: the diactines are up to 900 µm, triactines have actines 54–409 x 9–40 µm, tetractines have basal actines 136–227 x 13, with apical actines up to 40 µm long. These measurements are rather similar to those of L. pilula  sp.nov., but this species lacks the diactines.