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Astrospongia Etallon 1859 (calcareous sponge)

Calcarea - Calcaronea - Stellispongiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 81362

Synonyms: Blastinia Zittel 1878 [objective synonym] (no. 3640), Praeoculospongia Gerasimov 1960 (no. 196259)

Parent taxon: Holcospongiinae according to R. M. Finks et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Enaulofungia, Eudea, Holcospongia, Mammillopora, Oculospongia

Subtaxa: Astrospongia bulbosa, Astrospongia costata, Astrospongia epiconcha

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder