Leucettida

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Leucettida
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Porifera
Class: Calcarea
Subclass: Calcinea
Order: Leucettida


Leucettida is an order in the subclass of Calcinea. These sponges have either a radiate arrangement of the flagellated chambers or a leuconoid structure. A distinct dermal membrane or cortex is present. The spongocoel is not lined with choanocytes; these cells are restricted to the flagellated chambers. Two families are recognized, the Leucascidae and Leucaltidae.