hexactinellid


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hexactinellid

(hɛkˌsæktɪˈnɛlɪd)
n
(Animals) a type of sponge characterized by their (usually) six siliceous spicules or rays. Also called: hexact
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2014) were also considered, from which we were able to identify only three transcripts with MIP domain from the Demospongiae Petrosia ficiformis and Chondrilla nucula, and from the Hexactinellid Aphrocallistes vastus.
This interpretation is further supported by the microforaminiferal content, similarly as common hexactinellid sponges and their preservation, which is indicative of outer-platform to upper-slope environments (Astibia et al.
R, 2010, Carbonaceous preservation of Cambrian hexactinellid sponge spicules: Biology Letters, v.
Although Rigby and Albi (1996) described a new species of hexactinellid sponge from the Puente Formation in Orange County and noted that pelecypods as well as fish were present in the unit, Schoellhamer et al.
Konecki and Targett (1989) found that cod icefish, Lepidonotothen larseni (Nototheniidae), in waters adjacent to the Antarctic Peninsula utilize the spongocoel of the hexactinellid (glass) sponge Rossella nuda as a substrate on which to deposit their eggs.
Delicate, colorful corals, mother-of-pearl, and hexactinellid sponges (or glass sponges), such as Venus' flower basket (Euplectella aspergillum), are animals much appreciated for their beauty, although none so much as the pearl of an oyster, the most valuable object by weight and size obtained from an animal.
Bioorganic/inorganic hybrid composition of sponge spicules: matrix of the giant spicules and of the comitalia of the deep sea hexactinellid Monorhaphis.
2001, Hexactinellid sponge reefs on the Canadian continental shelf.
A hexactinellid sponge specimen from southern California, determined as a member of the genus Heterochone, was found to be conspecific with Aphrocallistes beatrix incognitus, a form previously described from the Okhotsk Sea by Koltun (1967).