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  Suborder Spongillina

Family Metaniidae

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    Genus Metania

Taxon Information

The Family Metaniidae 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

  • Metaniidae, "5 genera, 27 species" (Hooper et al., 2011).
  • Metaniidae, [Wisconsin] (Annesley et al., 2008).
  • Metaniidae, [Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian; 25 species in 5 genera worldwide] (Manconi & Pronzato, 2008).

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]

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