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Myxilla chilensis, Thiele (Plate LIV, fig. 10).

 

M. chilensis, Thiele, 1905, p. 443, figs. 22, 62.

 

Occurrence. St. 58: Falkland Islands, 0-5 m.

 

REMARKS. The single example is growing in intimate association with an alga, the

 

sponge tissues forming a thin coating on the branches of the alga. The skeleton is quite

 

typical except that the acanthostyli are smaller than those of the holotype and are more

 

tapering at the distal end, resembling more the acanthostyli of Hymedesmia laevis,

 

Thiele (loc. cit., pl. xxxi, fig. 69 b).

 

DISTRIBUTION. Chile.”

 

 

(Kirkpatrick, 1907: 311)

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Source: Antarctic Invertebrates Website (NMNH)

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