Dictyonellidae Van Soest, Diaz & Pomponi, 1990

Sim-Smith, Carina, Hickman, Cleveland & Kelly, Michelle, 2021, New shallow-water sponges (Porifera) from the Galápagos Islands, Zootaxa 5012 (1), pp. 1-71 : 34

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:56C6852D-AAE0-4B6B-AB57-919CD62DAEC1

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5162290

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/D3075148-FFFA-FFDA-FF67-8B2CB445CDD1

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Plazi

scientific name

Dictyonellidae Van Soest, Diaz & Pomponi, 1990
status

 

Family Dictyonellidae Van Soest, Diaz & Pomponi, 1990

Genus Acanthella Schmidt, 1862

Diagnosis. Erect, bushy, ramose, lamellate or lobate habit. Surface generally coarsely conulose with protruding choanosomal spicules. Ectosome membranous, glistening in appearance, without specialised skeleton. Consistency cartilaginous-like when alive. Choanosomal skeleton with thick tracts or axes of interwoven strongyles or strongyloxeas, sometimes condensed in the axial region, dendritically branching toward the periphery and ending in conules at the surface; reduced to single spicules in some thinly branching forms. Megascleres doubly flexed and sinuously curved strongyles, sometimes strongyloxeas, always coring main spicule tracts; straight styles, oxeas or anisoxeas in any combination, echinating main tracts; microscleres absent (from Van Soest et al. 2002).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Porifera

Class

Demospongiae

Order

Bubarida

Family

Dictyonellidae

Loc

Dictyonellidae Van Soest, Diaz & Pomponi, 1990

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

Acanthella

Schmidt 1862
1862