Histological Indications of the Phylogenesis of the Haplosclerida (Demospongiae, Porifera)

  • P.-F. Langenbruch


In spite of the rather homogeneous skeletal appearance of the Haplosclerida, histological features have recently been found (Langenbruch 1983, 1985, 1988; Langenbruch et al. 1985; Langenbruch and Scalera-Liaci 1986; Langenbruch and Weissenfels 1987), which call into question whether this group of sponges is really monophyletic. The focus of these investigations has been the structure of the choanocyte chambers, their relation to the mesenchymal tissue, and their arrangement between the canal systems.


Transmission Electron Micrograph Marine Sponge Canal System Cone Cell Canal Wall 
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