Dorsal spermatheca: long and wide duct with an elongated or sometimes globulose apical diverticulum.
Spermathecae: two spermathecae of similar size originate from the copulatory chamber, each with a short duct and a globulose or reniform apical diverticulum.
Spermathecae: two small spermathecae arise from the distal edge of the copulatory chamber, but it is not apparent whether they diverge from a unique duct or from two distinct ducts; both spermathecae bear a small duct and a reniform or sometimes globulose apical diverticulum.
Upon examination under microscopy it was observed to be plectomycetes characterized by the production of cleistothecia scattered or gregarious, nonstromatic, obpyriforme, globose to subglobose, 150-275 [micro]m in diameter, hyaline at first, becoming creamy or yellowish, glabrous peridium membranaceous pseudoparenchymatosum, consisting of texture angularis to globulose
, with cells measuring 4-12 x 2.
The morphologies of all sponges observed on rocks were classified within the following groups (after Boury-Esnault and Ruizler, 1997; Bell and Barnes, 2000d): encrusting (EN), flabellate (FL), clathrate (CL), massive (MA), arborescent (AR), repent (RE), tubular (TU), ficiform (FI), massive globulose (MG), and papillate (PA).
dagger] EN, encrusting; MA, massive; RE, repent; PA, papillate; FL, flabellate; CL, clathrate: AR, arborescent; TU, tubular; FI ficiform; MG, massive globulose.
The typical features of cave-dwelling beetles are very highly developed in this genus: the antennae and legs are very long, the front of the body (the head and thorax) is small and elongated, and the abdomen is globulose