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  Family Spongillidae

Genus Heteromeyenia (+ Carterius)

    Species H. tentasperma -- Wisconsin!
    Species H. tubisperma -- Wisconsin!
    Species H. baileyi -- midwestern North America.
    Species H. repens -- midwestern North America.
    Species H. latitenta -- North America.
    Species H. barlettai
    Species H. cristalina
    Species H. horsti
    Species H. insignis
    Species H. stepanowii

Taxon Information

The Genus Heteromeyenia 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

  • Heteromeyenia, (Pechenik, 2015).
  • Heteromeyenia, [North America] (Reiswig & Ricciardi, 2010).
  • Heteromeyenia, [Wisconsin] (Annesley et al., 2008).
  • Heteromeyenia, 4 species, widely distributed [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Heteromeyenia, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Heteromeyenia, (Jewell, 1959).
  • Carterius, (Jewell, 1959).


  • Pechenik, J.A. 2015. Biology of the Invertebrates, 7th edition. McGraw-Hill, NewYork.. 606 pp.
  • 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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