Amphidiscophora

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Amphidiscophora

[¦am·fə·di′skäf·ə·rə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A subclass of sponges in the class Hexactinellida characterized by an anchoring tuft of spicules and no hexasters.
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Eggs and larvae of Nototlteniops larseni from the spongocoel of a hexactinellid sponge near Hugo Island, Antarctic Peninsula.
2001, Discovery of a "living dinosaur": Globally unique modern hexactinellid sponge reefs off British Columbia, Canada: Facies, v.
During an ongoing survey of California collections by myself and coworkers, with the aim of producing an updated guide to the Porifera of California, we encountered a hexactinellid sponge from southern California unknown to the region (last summarized by de Laubenfels 1932).