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†family Astraeospongiidae Miller 1889 (sponge)

Heteractinida - Octactinellida

PaleoDB taxon number: 112524

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

Sister taxa: Eiffeliidae, Nuchidae, Wewokellidae

Subtaxa: Asteriospongia, Astraeospongium, Constellatospongia, Contignatiospongia, Ensiferites, Malluviospongia, Microastraeum, Stellarispongia

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Type: Astraeospongia

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder