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Poecilosclerida

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Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Porifera
Rank  Order
Scientific name  Poecilosclerida
Higher classification  Demosponge
Poecilosclerida
Lower classifications  Microcionidae, Asbestopluma, Biemna, Chondrocladia lyra, Phorbas

Poecilosclerida is an order of the demosponge class. It is the most speciose demosponge order with over 2200 species (World Porifera Database). It contains about 25 recognised families. They are characterised by having chelae microscleres, that is, the minute spicules scattered through the tissues, usually in the 10-60 µm range, have a shovel-like structure on the end.

Most of the families are viviparous with parenchymella larvae that are uniformly ciliated, but Raspailiidae is primarily oviparous.

Families

  • Suborder Latrunculina
  • Family Latrunculiidae
  • Suborder Microcionina
  • Family Acarnidae
  • Family Microcionidae
  • Family Raspailiidae
  • Family Rhabderemiidae
  • Suborder Mycalina
  • Family Cladorhizidae
  • Family Desmacellidae
  • Family Esperiopsidae
  • Family Guitarridae
  • Family Hamacanthidae
  • Family Isodictyidae
  • Family Merliidae
  • Family Mycalidae
  • Family Podospongiidae
  • Suborder Myxillina
  • Family Chondropsidae
  • Family Coelosphaeridae
  • Family Crambeidae
  • Family Crellidae
  • Family Dendoricellidae
  • Family Desmacididae
  • Family Hymedesmiidae
  • Family Iotrochotidae
  • Family Myxillidae
  • Family Phellodermidae
  • Family Tedaniidae
  • References

    Poecilosclerida Wikipedia


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