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3 individual specimens found for Myxilla (Ectyomyxilla) chilensis.

Myxilla (Ectyomyxilla) chilensis Thiele, 1905  Species


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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).


(Kirkpatrick, 1907: 311)

Geographic Distribution



Type Status Catalog No. Date Collected Location Coordinates Depth (m) Vessel
  43704 2/10/1965 South Pacific Ocean 54.53° S , 159.03° E 86 – 101 Eltanin R/V
  43705 2/15/1967 South Pacific Ocean 54.53° S , 158.98° E 112 – 124 Eltanin R/V
  43706   Indian Ocean 53.07° S , 72.97° E 210 – 234 Eltanin R/V

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