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  Suborder Spongillina

Family Spongillidae (freshwater sponges)

    Genus Anheteromeyenia -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Duosclera -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Ephydatia -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Eunapius -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Heteromeyenia -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Pottsiela -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Racekiela -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Radiospongilla -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Spongilla -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Trochospongilla -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Dosilia -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Corvospongilla -- North America.
    Genus Stratospongilla -- North America.
    Genus Corvoheteromeyenia
    Genus Heterorotula
    Genus Nudospongilla
    Genus Pachyrotula
    Genus Pectispongilla
    Genus Sanidastra
    Genus Saturnospongilla
    Genus Umborotula
    Genus Uruguayella

Taxon Information

The Family Spongillidae has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from Wisconsin.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Spongillidae, "24 genera, 173 species" (Hooper et al., 2011).
  • Spongillidae, [Wisconsin] (Annesley et al., 2008).
  • Spongillidae, [Palaearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian, Pacific Ocean islands; 145 species in 21 genera worldwide] (Manconi & Pronzato, 2008).
  • Spongillidae: Spongillinae, (Jewell, 1959).

Bibliography

  • Hooper, J.N.A., R.W.M. Van Soest & A. Pisera. 2011. Phylum Porifera Grant, 1826. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness . Zootaxa 3148: 13–18. [Available online]
  • Manconi, R. & R. Pronzato. 2008. Global diversity of sponges (Porifera: Spongillina) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595(1): 27-33. [Available online]
  • Annesley, J., J. Jass & D. Watermolen. 2008. Wisconsin freshwater sponge species documented by scanning electron microscopy. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 23(2): 263-272. [Available online]
  • Jewell, M. 1959. Porifera. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 298-312.

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