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  Phylum Porifera

Class Demospongiae

    Subclass Heteroscleromorpha -- Wisconsin!
    Subclass Keratosa
    Subclass Verongimorpha

Taxon Information

The Class Demospongiae 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

  • Demospongiae, "There are 65 families, containing about 7,000 species" (Pechenik, 2015).
  • Demospongiae, (Hooper et al., 2011).


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

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