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Subgenus Myxilla (Ectyomyxilla) Dendy, 1924




Encrusting, massive, flabellate or branching sponges with irregular surface. Skeleton isotropic paucispicular, which may become loosely anisotropic in some species. Megascleres include two size categories of acanthostyles, one of which may form a surface palisade or is echinating the nodes of the skeletal meshes. Tornotes smooth or lightly spined on the apices. Microscleres anchorate isochelae and sigmas. Many Myxilla (Ectyomyxilla) have been described from cold or deep water.


ID Keys

See Genus Myxilla Diagnosis


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
29-Mar-2018 15-Dec-2011 MOVED
29-Mar-2018 19-Apr-2011 MODIFIED
29-Mar-2018 13-Apr-2011 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)