Family Timeidae Topsent, 1928
Timeidae Topsent (Demospongiae, Hadromerida) now contains only Timea because Diplastrella was moved to the Spirastrellidae. These sponges are thin, colorful (mostly red) crusts with choanosomal tylostyles arranged in vague tracts, ectosomal tylostyles in bouquet arrangement. Euasters occur throughout the body and form a dense layer at the surface. Species are cryptic and are found in shaded habitats of warm-temperate to tropical shallow-water environments.