Taxon profile


Porifera Grant in Todd, 1836

kingdom Animalia - animals »  subregnum Parazoa

Scientific synonyms

Spongiaria Hatschek, 1888


Functions restricted to taxon Porifera

Important groups


Included taxa

Number of records: 12

class Calcarea Bowerbank, 1864
Cambrian – recent
class Demospongiae Sollas, 1885
class Hexactinellida Schmidt, 1870
Cambrian – recent

Unplaced taxa

genus Ceratella Gray, 1867 inc.sed.
genus Placodictyum Schmidt, 1870 inc.sed.

Fossil taxa

class Archaeocyatha Vologdin, 1937
genus Actinofungia Fromentel, 1860 inc.sed.
genus Amorphofungia Fromentel, 1859 inc.sed.
genus Cupulochonia de Fromentel, 1860
genus Dischonia Vosmaer, 1885 inc.sed.
genus Discoelia Fromentel, 1861 inc.sed.
genus Sinoflabrum Zhang & Babcock, 2001 inc.sed.

Links and literature

EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [190]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [] [as Porifera Grant, 1826]
Data retrieved on: 29 November 2019
EN Soest R., Boury-Esnault N., Janussen D., Hooper J. (2005): World Porifera Database []
CZ Pfleger V. (1997): České názvy živočichů I. Houby (Porifera), žahavci (Cnidaria), žebernatky (Ctenophora), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 56 pp. [as Porifera]

Data source info

Bergbauer M., Humberg B. (2001): Co žije ve Středozemním moři?, Svojtka, Praha

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea
Tendal, Dr Ole (ed.). 2007. Porifera. Fauna Europaea version 1.3,
[Data retrieved on: 30 December 2007]

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Taxa (not confirmed) - 2


inc.sed. incertae sedis - uncertain placement within this taxon

extinct taxon