Hexasterophora


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Hexasterophora

[‚hek‚sas·tə′räf·ə·rə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A subclass of sponges of the class Hexactinellida in which parenchymal microscleres are typically hexasters.
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The specimens of Aphrocallistes vastus [Schulze] (Porifera, Hexactinellida, Hexasterophora, Hexactinosida, Aphrocallistidae) were collected from Saanich Inlet and Barkley Sound, British Columbia (Canada) by scuba diving.