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).
KeywordsPorifera Demospongiae Poecilosclerida Mycalina Hamacanthidae Hamacantha Hamacantha (Hamacantha) Hamacantha (Vomerula) Pozziella
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