Tethyidae Gray, 1848

Sim-Smith, Carina, Hickman, Cleveland & Kelly, Michelle, 2021, New shallow-water sponges (Porifera) from the Galápagos Islands, Zootaxa 5012 (1), pp. 1-71 : 53

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5012.1.1

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https://treatment.plazi.org/id/D3075148-FFEF-FFCF-FF67-8FEFB0A2C83B

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scientific name

Tethyidae Gray, 1848
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Family Tethyidae Gray, 1848

Genus Tethya Lamarck, 1815 [1814]

Diagnosis. Tethyidae with a spherical, sometimes hemispherical body with a well-developed cortex, distinct from the choanosome, dense or rich in lacunae. Main skeleton formed by strongyloxea bundles radiating from the centre of the sponge and bristling generally flattened, sometimes conical tubercles on the surface. The whole choanosome or its periphery may be filled by thinner auxiliary megascleres that accompany the distal fans of megasclere bundles in the tubercles. Main megascleres are usually strongyloxeas, interstitial (auxiliary) megascleres are often styles. Megasters and micrasters are variously distributed in the cortex and choanosome. Megasters are spherasters or oxyspherasters. Micrasters are tylasters, strongylasters or oxyasters, normally with spined rays, with polyrhabds in some species (from Sarà 2002).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Porifera

Class

Demospongiae

Order

Tethyida

Family

Tethyidae

Loc

Tethyidae Gray, 1848

Sim-Smith, Carina, Hickman, Cleveland & Kelly, Michelle 2021
2021
Loc

Tethya

Lamarck 1815
1815