Geodia

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Geodia
Temporal range: Early Campanian to Present[1]
Geodia barretti.jpg
Geodia barretti
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Porifera
Class: Demospongiae
Order: Tetractinellida
Family: Geodiidae
Subfamily: Geodiinae
Genus: Geodia
Lamarck, 1815
Species

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Synonyms
List
  • Cydonium Fleming, 1828
  • Geodia (Cydonium) Fleming, 1828
  • Geodia (Geodia) Lamarck, 1815
  • Geodia (Isops) Sollas, 1880
  • Geodia (Sidonops) Sollas, 1889
  • Geodia (Stellogeodia) Czerniavsky, 1880
  • Geodia (Synops) Vosmaer, 1882
  • Geodinella Lendenfeld, 1903
  • Isops Sollas, 1880
  • Pyxitis Schmidt, 1870
  • Sidonops Sollas, 1889
  • Silicosphaera Hughes, 1985
  • Sydonops [lapsus]
  • Synops Vosmaer, 1882

Geodia is a genus of sea sponge belonging to the family Geodiidae. It is the type genus of its taxonomic family.[2]

This genus is characterized by a high density of siliceous spicules. Members of this genus are known to be eaten by hawksbill turtles.[3]

Species[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "Geodia". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 15 February 2007.
  • World Register of Marine Species link: Geodia (+species list)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera (entry on Porifera)". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. Archived from the original on 2006-09-05. Retrieved 2008-01-12.
  2. ^ "Geodia". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 15 February 2007.
  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.