Family Hamacanthidae Gray, 1872

  • Eduardo Hajdu


Hamacanthidae Gray (Demospongiae, Poecilosclerida, Mycalina), including Vomerulinae Ridley & Dendy, includes eight nominal genera of which only two genera and two subgenera are considered valid. The family is defined by its possession of mycalostyles and diancistra derivatives (diancistras and cyrtancistras), c-shaped, flat or contorted, and placed near Mycalidae by their lack of tridentate chelae and restricted architectural specialization (e.g., lack of acanthostyles).


Porifera Demospongiae Poecilosclerida Mycalina Hamacanthidae Hamacantha Hamacantha (Hamacantha) Hamacantha (Vomerula) Pozziella 


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© Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eduardo Hajdu
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  1. 1.Museu Nacional, Departamento de InvertebradosUniversidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Centro de Biologia MarinhaUniversidade de São PauloSão SebastiãoBrazil

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