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Mycale (Mycale) lapidiformis (Ridley & Dendy 1886)

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    Esperella lapidiformis, n. sp.

    Massive, sessile, boulder-like (size 5 ¼ - by 3 ½ by 2 ¾ inches). Soft but fibrous, minutely hispid. Vents numerous wide tubular processes, confined to the summit. Spicules : — (1) acuate, tending to spinulate, rather sharp-pointed, size •9 by •02; (2) large palmate inequianchorate, with three strong teeth at each end, size •094 millim. long.

    Locality. Station 320, off Rio de la Plata, 600 fath.”

    (Ridley and Dendy, 1886)

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