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Family LatrunculiidaeTopsent, 1922

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Title: Family LatrunculiidaeTopsent, 1922.
Name(s): Samaai, T.
Kelly-Borges, M.
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Date Issued: 2002
Publisher: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers
Place of Publication: New York
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 13 p.
Language(s): English
Identifier: FA00007422 (IID)
Note(s): Latrunculiidae Topsent (Demospongiae, Poecilosclerida incertae sedis) revised substantially from prior concepts, recognizing two family taxa (Latrunculiidae and Podospongiidae) differentiated primarily by the morphology of microrhabd microscleres that reflect major ontogenetic differences in their formation. Latrunculiidae has discate acanthose microrhabd microsclercs (acanthodiscorhabds or 'chessman' spicules), that form a dense perpendicular palisade in the outer ectosome, areolate porefields, and short fistular oscules on the sponge surface. Four genera are recognised as valid (Latrunculia, Sceptrella, Strongylodesma and Tsitsikanuna gen. nov.), with suspected affinities to Poecilosclerida but no obvious close relatives within any of the suborders, and hence is allocated to Latrunculina subord. nov. incertae sedis in Poecilosclerida pending a more thorough phylogenetic analysis.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution 1441
This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available and may be cited as: Samaai, T., & Kelly, M. (2002). Family Latrunculiidae Topsent, 1922. In J. N. A. Hooper & R. W. M. Van Soest (Eds.), Systema Porifera: guide to the classification of sponges (pp. 708-719). New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
Subject(s): Sponges--Classification
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