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Malluviospongia Rigby and Goodbody 1986 (sponge)

Heteractinida - Octactinellida - Astraeospongiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 3619

Full reference: J. K. Rigby and Q. H. Goodbody. 1986. Malluviospongia, a new Devonian heteractinid sponge from the Bird Fiord Formation of southwestern Ellesmere Island, Northwest Territories, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 23:344-349

Parent taxon: Astraeospongiidae according to J. K. Rigby and Q. H. Goodbody 1986

Sister taxa: Asteriospongia, Astraeospongium, Constellatospongia, Contignatiospongia, Ensiferites, Microastraeum, Stellarispongia

Subtaxa: Malluviospongia densa

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Type: Malluviospongia densa

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder