Ancorina

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Ancorina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Porifera
Class: Demospongiae
Order: Astrophorida
Family: Ancorinidae
Genus: Ancorina
Schmidt, 1862
species

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Ancorina is a genus of sea sponge belonging to the family Ancorinidae. It is the type genus of its family.[1]

This genus is characterized by a high density of siliceous spicules. Members of this genus are known to be eaten by hawksbill turtles.[2]

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  1. ^ "Ancorina". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 15 February 2007. 
  2. ^ 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.