tylote


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tylote

(ˈtaɪləʊt)
n
a knobbed sponge spicule
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Spicules: tylotes, strongyles, sigmas, arcuate isochelae.
Tylotes, elongated heads, barely perceptible, similar in shape to strongyles but thinner, 171-/77.
Both had smooth, slightly curved styles; straight tylotes with microspined ends; and two classes of very thin, straight onychaetes, microspined along their entire lengths (e.
Spicules of the unusual form were consistent among specimens collected from the same habitat, regardless of geographic location, but spicules of individuals collected from seagrass tended to be longer (differences are only significant for tylotes, by ANOVA, P < 0.