Family Callyspongiidae de Laubenfels, 1936

  • R. Desqueyroux-Faúndez
  • C. Valentine


Callyspongiidae de Laubenfels (Demospongiae, Haplosclerida) contains four valid genera, four subgenera and a large number of nominal species with a worldwide distribution in tropical, temperate and cold waters. Species live principally in shallow waters. Major taxonomic characters for differentiating genera are type of ectosomal mesh, morphology of subectosomal fibres, and presence, absence and type of choanosomal fibres.


Porifera Haplosclerida Callyspongiidae Callyspongia Callyspongia (Callyspongia) Callyspongia (Cladochalina) Callyspongia (Euplacella) Callyspongia (Toxochalina) Arenosclera Dactylia Siphonochalina 


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© Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Desqueyroux-Faúndez
    • 1
  • C. Valentine
    • 2
  1. 1.Muséum d’histoire NaturelleGeneva 6Switzerland
  2. 2.The Natural History MuseumLondonUK

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