Microcioninae with auxiliary styles in one or two categories forming various ectosomal structures ranging from membraneous paratangential to a dense erect palisade of brushes; choanosomal skeleton well- structured,hymedesmioid to reticulate, with mostly smooth styles enclosed within spongin fibres and fibres echinated by mostly acanthose smaller styles.
Hooper, J.N.A. 2002. Family Microcionidae Carter, 1875. Pp. 432-468. In Hooper, J. N. A. & Van Soest, R. W. M. (ed.) Systema Porifera. Guide to the classification of sponges. 1 (Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publishers: New York, Boston, Dordrecht, London, Moscow).