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Taxonavigation: Lyssacinosida 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Porifera
Classis: Hexactinellida
Subclassis: Hexasterophora
Ordo: Lyssacinosida

Familia: Rossellidae
Subfamilia: Rossellinae
Genera (16): Anoxycalyx – Aphorme – Asconema – Aulosaccus – Bathydorus – Crateromorpha – Hyalascus – Nodastrella – Nubes – Rossella – Schaudinnia – Scyphidium – Symplectella – Trichasterina – Vazella – Vitrollula



  • Schulze, F.E. 1885. The Hexactinellida. Pp. 437–451. In: Tizard, T.H., Moseley, H.M., Buchanan, J.Y. & Murray, J. (Eds). Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. 'Challenger', 1873-1876. Narrative. Volume 1. First Part. Longmans Co.: London. BHL Reference page

Additional references[edit]

  • Dohrmann, M., Göcke, C., Reed, J. & Janussen, D. 2012. Integrative taxonomy justifies a new genus, Nodastrella gen. nov., for North Atlantic "Rossella" species (Porifera: Hexactinellida: Rossellidae). Zootaxa 3383: 1–13. Preview.
  • Reiswig, H.M., Dohrmann, M., Kelly, M., Mills, S., Schupp, P.J. & Wörheide, G. 2021. Rossellid glass sponges (Porifera, Hexactinellida) from New Zealand waters, with description of one new genus and six new species. ZooKeys 1060: 33–84. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.1060.63307 Open access Reference page
  • Sautya, S., Tabachnick, K.R. & Ingole, B. 2010. First record of Hyalascus (Hexactinellida: Rossellidae) from the Indian Ocean, with description of a new species from a volcanic seamount in the Andaman Sea. Zootaxa 2667: 64–68. Preview.