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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSclerospongiae 
AphiaID: 196313

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorifera (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSclerospongiae (Class)
Authority Hartman & Goreau, 1970
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (disused)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDemospongiae
Rank Class
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorifera
Source  original description Hartman, W.D.; Goreau, T.F. 1970. Jamaican Coralline Sponges:their Morphology, Ecology and Fossil Relatives. Pp. 205-243. In: Fry,W.G. (Ed.), The Biology of the Porifera. Symposia of the Zoological Society of London, 25. (Academic Press: London): 1-512. [details]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent + fossil
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy This 'class' was erected in 1970 by Hartman & Goreau as a follow up of their rediscovery of Ceratoporella and other coralline sponges in deep reef caves off Jamaica. Coralline sponges build a solid limestone basal skeleton but their soft tissues and spicules are closely similar to non-coralline sponges, leading - after a long scientific debate in which both paleontologists and neontologists took part - to the conclusion that the 'class' is polyphyletic. Many textbooks and databases still continue to recognize sclerosponges as a separate group. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:196313
Edit history
Date   action   by
2006-01-04 08:36:27Z  created  van Soest, Rob
2006-01-04 18:46:07Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
2009-11-20 14:36:03Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
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  Citation: van Soest, R. (2009). Sclerospongiae. In: Van Soest, R.W.M; Boury-Esnault, N.; Hooper, J.N.A.; Rützler, K.; de Voogd, N.J.; Alvarez de Glasby, B.; Hajdu, E.; Pisera, A.B.; Manconi, R.; Schoenberg, C.; Klautau, M.; Picton, B.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Díaz, M.-C.; Cárdenas, P.; Carballo, J. L. (2017). World Porifera database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=196313 on 2017-08-23
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