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  Subclass Heteroscleromorpha

Order Poecilosclerida (+ Microcionina, + Myxillina, + Mycalina, + Latrunculina)

    Family Acarnidae
    Family Chondropsidae
    Family Cladorhizidae
    Family Coelosphaeridae
    Family Crambeidae
    Family Crellidae
    Family Dendoricellidae
    Family Desmacididae
    Family Desmoxyidae
    Family Esperiopsidae
    Family Guitarridae
    Family Hymedesmiidae
    Family Iotrochotidae
    Family Isodictyidae
    Family Latrunculiidae
    Family Microcionidae
    Family Mycalidae
    Family Myxillidae
    Family Phellodermidae
    Family Podospongiidae
    Family Tedaniidae

Taxon Information

The Order Poecilosclerida is not recorded from fresh waters. This taxon has not been reported from North America.

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

Literature Records

  • Poecilosclerida, "4 suborders" (Hooper et al., 2011).
  • Microcionina, "4 families" (Hooper et al., 2011).
  • Myxillina, "11 families" (Hooper et al., 2011).
  • Mycalina, "9 families" (Hooper et al., 2011).
  • Latrunculina, "1 family" (Hooper et al., 2011).


  • 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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