Leucandra seychellensis Hôzawa, 1940

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 seychellensis Hôzawa, 1940


Leucandra seychellensis Hôzawa, 1940 

Hôzawa (1940: 158) described an oval specimen of 3 cm high from the Seychelles. It has as its most prominent feature giant oxeas of 800– 1500 x 45–65 µm arranged scattered irregularly and tangentially over the surface. The main skeleton is a confused arrangement of triactines of 70–260 x 6–30 µm and tetractines of similar size with apical actines 50 x 14 µm. The atrial skeleton consists of sagittal triactines with larger paired actines (130–180 x 8–10 µm) and shorter unpaired actines (50– 90 x 6–8 µm).