Hexactinellida sp. 6


General: White or cream-colored, elongated and tapering in size from the base to the osculum. Potentially related to Staurocalyptus based on morphological characters (lipped-opening, external nodules, interior pore size). Compare with Heterochone calyx which has large internal pores, leading to "drooping" external nodules with visible holes (1-3 in them).

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Benthic.

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Citation: Hexactinellida sp. 6 Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Hexactinellida%20sp.%206. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-09-28.
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