Chalinidae Gray, 1867

Vicente, Jan, Zea, Sven & Hill, Russell T., 2016, Sponge epizoism in the Caribbean and the discovery of new Plakortis and Haliclona species, and polymorphism of Xestospongia deweerdtae (Porifera), Zootaxa 4178 (2), pp. 209-233 : 218

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Chalinidae Gray, 1867


Family Chalinidae Gray, 1867

Definition. Haplosclerida with a delicate reticulate choanosomal skeleton of uni-, pausi- or multispicular primary lines, which are regularly connected by unispicular secondary lines. Ectosomal skeleton, if present, a regularly hexagonal, unispicular, tangential reticulation ( De Weerdt 2002).