Saccocalyx pedunculatus

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The seabed at Kitatange-1 was dominated by soft sediment with occasional areas of hard substratum. The rocks supported sessile invertebrate assemblages such as sponges and soft corals. The images show a large hexactinellid (Saccocalyx pedunclatus).

Item Type:Image
Title:Saccocalyx pedunculatus
Creator(s):Gates, AR
Date:23 November 2016
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Porifera (Sponges) > Class Hexactinellida (Glass Sponges)
Species:Saccocalyx pendunculatus
Site:Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Kitatange-1
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):2314
Latitude:9 deg 35' 00" S
Longitude:40 deg 20' 00" E
Countries:East Africa > Tanzania
Substratum:Rocks on deep-sea mud
Rig:Noble Globetrotter II
Project Partners:BG Group, Oceaneering
ROV:Millennium 141
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:03 March 2017

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