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Table 3 Spicule measurements of V. stylifera sp. nov. minimum − mean − maximum length/width, in μm

From: Seven new species of sponges (Porifera) from deep-sea coral mounds at Campos Basin (SW Atlantic)

  MNRJ 7343 (holotype) MNRJ 7344 (paratype) MNRJ 7345 (paratype) MNRJ 7988 (paratype) MNRJ 7997 (paratype)
Choanosomal oxeas 3375–3897–4540/40–44–46 3167–3345–4646/38–40–43 3175–3798–4600/38–45–50 3178–3900–4534/39–41–44 3283–3600–4000/38–39–40
Echinating oxeas 5770–7000–11,496/23–30–38 5750–8960–12,000/24–32–38 5762–8890–12,000/29–38 7003–8834–9833/20–28–38 6915–9318–11,090/20–27–30
Exotyles 2403–3125–3780/66–69–75 2499–3050–3910/69–72–75 2250–3400–4000/60–69–75 1950–3765–4000/63–69–75 (115) (1350) 2400–3345–3967/(40) 66–70–75
Styles 1850–2095–2525 (n = 5)/10–15–27.5 (n = 6) 1050–1575 (n = 2)/7.5–12–15 (n = 5) 1250–1325 (n = 2)/5–8.6–10 (n = 7) n.f./17.5–20 (n = 2) n.f./15 (n = 1)
Orthotriaenes r: 875–1329–1725/50–65–75
c: 529–801–1120/44–46–48
r: 895–1001–1725/51–60–70
c: 525–634–700/43–48–49
r: 875–1232–1725/50–56–75
c: 525–890–1200/40–47–50
r: 899–999–1421/54–63–70
c: 535–687–1140/48–50–33
r: 875–1254–1725/50–68–75
c: 525–888–1200/40–48–55
Annulated microxeas 130–350–446/1.9–2.1–2.5 231–333–400/1.9–2–2.5 192–233–380/1.9–2.2–2.5 176–295–369/2–2.3–2.5 176–345–400/1.8–2–2.5
Spirasters 28–34–40 32–34–38 30–38–40 32–34–39 34–47–40
Metasters 43–45–48 43–46–47 45–46–47 44–45–48 43–45–47
  1. r rhabdome, c cladome, n.f. not found