Astrophorida

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Astrophorida
Geodia barretti.jpg
Geodia barretti (Geodiidae)
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Porifera
Class: Demospongiae
Order: Astrophorida
Bowerbank, 1862
Families

Ancorinidae Schmidt, 1870
Calthropellidae Lendenfeld, 1907
Geodiidae Gray, 1867
Pachastrellidae Carter, 1875
Theneidae Carter, 1883
Thoosidae Cockerell, 1925
Thrombidae Sollas, 1888
Vulcanellidae Cárdenas, Xavier, Reveillaud, Schander & Rapp, 2011

Synonyms

Choristida (disused)

Astrophorida is an order of sea sponges under the class Demospongiae.[1][2]

Some of the members of this order are known to be eaten by hawksbill turtles.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Astrophorida". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 15 February 2007. 
  2. ^ van Soest, R. (2013). "Astrophorida Sollas, 1887". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved September 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ Meylan, Anne (1988-01-12). "Spongivory in Hawksbill Turtles: A Diet of Glass". Science (American Association for the Advancement of Science) 239 (4838): 393–395. doi:10.1126/science.239.4838.393. JSTOR 1700236. PMID 17836872.