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“Stylotellopsis amabilis Thiele
Thiele, 1905: 456, Fig. 72; Burton, 1932: 326.
DIAGNOSIS. Body crustose, up to 3 - 4 mm thick, partly covered with flat wartlike formations. The sponge is very hard. A thin dermal membrane and numerous pores are located between the warts. Color: rose-red (in living specimens). Skeleton formed of vertical acanthostyles and radial bundle of smooth styles or tornotostrongyles which cover them.
Spicules. Macroscleres: long acanthostyles — about 0.270 mm long and 0.010 mm wide; short acanthostyles — 0.150 - 0.160 mm long and 0.010 mm wide; thin styles (or tornotostrongyles) — 0.300 mm long and 0.007 mm wide.
DISTRIBUTION. South Georgia and Falkland islands, Strait of Magellan. Depth: 19 - 137 m.”