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Tethya aurantia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Porifera
Class: Demospongiae
Order: Hadromerida
Topsent, 1894

Hadromerida is an order of sea sponges belonging to the class Demospongiae.[1][2]

The order includes such species as Cliona celata and some members of the order are a targeted prey for hawksbill turtles.[3]



  1. ^ "Hadromerida". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 16 February 2007. 
  2. ^ Kober, K. M.; Nichols, S. A. (2007). "On the phylogenetic relationships of hadromerid and poecilosclerid sponges". Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK. 87 (6). doi:10.1017/S0025315407058237. 
  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.