Spongodiscidae

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Spongodiscidae
Stylotrochus geddesii.jpg
Stylotrochus geddesii
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukarya
(unranked): SAR
(unranked): Rhizaria
Phylum: Retaria
Subphylum: Radiozoa
Class: Polycystinea
Order: Spumellaria
Family: Spongodiscidae
Genera

Amphirhopalum
Chitonastrum
Dictyocoryne
Euchitonia
Hymeniastrum
Perichlamydium
Porodiscus
Rhopalastrum
Spongaster
Spongodiscus
Spongotripus
Spongotrochus
Stylochlamydium
Stylodictya
Stylospongia
Stylotrochus
Teichertus
Tessarastrum
Tholodiscus
Trigonastrum

Spongodiscidae is a family of radiolarians in the order Spumellaria. According to the original description by Ernst Haeckel, members of the family have a flat discoidal shell, in which a simple spherical central chamber is surrounded by an irregular spongy framework.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ernst Haeckel (1887). "Report on the Radiolaria collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876." p. 576. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

Data related to Spongodiscidae at Wikispecies