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  Family Spongillidae

Genus Trochospongilla (+ Tubella)

    Species T. pennsylvanica -- Wisconsin!
    Species T. horrida -- midwestern North America.
    Species T. leidii -- midwestern North America.
    Species T. amazonica
    Species T. delicata
    Species T. gregaria
    Species T. lanzamirandai
    Species T. latouchiana
    Species T. minuta
    Species T. paulula
    Species T. petrophila
    Species T. philottiana
    Species T. repens
    Species T. singpuensis
    Species T. tanganyikae
    Species T. tenuissima
    Species T. variabilis

Taxon Information

The Genus Trochospongilla 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

  • Trochospongilla, [North America] (Reiswig & Ricciardi, 2010).
  • Trochospongilla, [Wisconsin] (Annesley et al., 2008).
  • Trochospongilla, widely distributed; 3 species [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Trochospongilla, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Trochospongilla, (Jewell, 1959).
  • Tubella, (Jewell, 1959).


  • Reiswig, H.M. & T.M. Frost & A. Ricciardi. 2010. Porifera. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 91-123.
  • 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]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Porifera (Sponges). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 41-60.
  • Underhill, J.C., W.D. Schmid & D.E. Gilbertson. 1982. Taxonomic Keys to the Common Animals of the North Central States, exclusive of the parasitic worms, terrestrial insects, and birds, 4th edition. 205 pp.
  • Jewell, M. 1959. Porifera. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 298-312.

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