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Hexactinellida

(Class)

Overview

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A Class in the Kingdom Animalia.

Taxonomy

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The Class Hexactinellida is a member of the Phylum Porifera. Here is the complete "parentage" of Hexactinellida:

The Class Hexactinellida is further organized into finer groupings including:

Families

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Aglithodictyidae

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Aphrocallistidae

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Aulocalycidae

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Aulocystidae

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Becksiidae

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Brachiospongiidae

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Callodictyidae

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Calyptrellidae

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Camerospongiidae

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Caulophacidae

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Celyphiidae

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Cliefdenellidae

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Coeloptychiidae

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Coeloscyphiidae

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Colospongiidae

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Coscinoporidae

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Craticulariidae

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Cribrospongiidae

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Cypelliidae

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Cystothalamiidae

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Dactylocalycidae

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Diapleuridae

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Dictyospongiidae

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Dierespongiidae

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Docodermatidae

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Euplectellidae

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Euretidae

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Farreidae

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Hintzespongiidae

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Hyalonematidae

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Hydnodictyidae

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Leucopsacadidae

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Leucopsacasiidae

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Leucopsacidae

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Malumispongiidae

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Monorhaphididae

Monorhaphididae is a monotypic family of siliceous deep sea Hexactinellid sponges. The single taxon is the type species Monorhaphis chuni, a sponge known for creating a single giant basal spicule (GBS) to anchor the sponge in the sediments. The species was described by Franz Eilhard Schulze in 1904 from specimens collected by the in 1898-1899. [more]

Multivasculatidae

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Oncotoechidae

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Pattersoniidae

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Pelicaspongiidae

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Pheronematidae

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Pileolitidae

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Polyblastidiidae

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Protospongiidae

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Pyruspongiidae

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Rosellidae

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Rossellidae

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Sebargasiidae

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Stauractinellidae

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Staurodermatidae

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Stereodictyidae

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Stiodermatidae

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Thaumastocoeliidae

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Titusvillidae

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Tretodictyidae

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Uncinateridae

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Ventriculitidae

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At least 14 species and subspecies belong to the Family Ventriculitidae.

More info about the Family Ventriculitidae may be found here.

Sources

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Last Revised: August 25, 2014
2014/08/25 13:09:46