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

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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]


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  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.