Sympagella Schmidt, 1870

Herzog, Sascha, Amon, Diva J., Smith, Craig R. & Janussen, Dorte, 2018, Two new species of Sympagella (Porifera: Hexactinellida: Rossellidae) collected from the Clarion-Clipperton Zone, East Pacific, Zootaxa 4466 (1), pp. 152-163: 154

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Sympagella Schmidt, 1870


Genus Sympagella Schmidt, 1870 

Diagnosis. “Body is saccular, funnel-like, tubular or mushroom-like, basiphytose, with long or short stalk. Choanosomal spicules are diactines and hexactines. Dermalia are pinular hexactines and pentactines. Atrialia are pinular hexactines“ and sometimes pinular pentactines. “Hypodermalia and sometimes hypoatrialia, if present, are pentactines. Microscleres are strobiloplumicomes and various combinations of discohexasters, onychasters, hexasters, hemihexasters, hemionychasters and tylohexasters“ (after Tabachnik 2002, emended).