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Tethyidae  Gray, 1848
Taxonomic Serial No.: 48568

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
       PhylumPorifera Grant, 1836 – sponges, Úponges, esponja, porifero  
          ClassDemospongiae Sollas, 1885  
             OrderHadromerida Topsent, 1894  
                FamilyTethyidae Gray, 1848  
    Direct Children:  
                   Genus Anthotethya SarÓ & SarÓ, 2002  
                   Genus Burtonitethya SarÓ, 1994  
                   Genus Columnitis Schmidt, 1870  
                   Genus Halicometes Topsent, 1898  
                   Genus Laxotethya SarÓ & SarÓ, 2002  
                   Genus Nucleotethya SarÓ & Bavestrello, 1996  
                   Genus Oxytethya SarÓ & SarÓ, 2002  
                   Genus Stellitethya SarÓ, 1994  
                   Genus Tectitethya SarÓ, 1994  
                   Genus Tethya Lamarck, 1814  
                   Genus Tethyastra SarÓ, 2002  
                   Genus Tethycometes SarÓ, 1994  
                   Genus Tethytimea de Laubenfels, 1936  
                   Genus Xenospongia Gray, 1858  

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  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Tethyidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hooper, John N. A., and Rob W. M. van Soest, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2002   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Systema Porifera: A Guide to the Classification of Sponges   
  Page(s): xlviii + 1708   
  Publisher: Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-306-47260-0   
  Notes: Published in two volumes: Volume 1 - Introductions and Demospongiae; Volume 2 - Calcarea, Hexactinellida, Sphinctozoa, Archaeocyatha, unrecognizable taxa, and Index of higher taxa   
  Reference for: Tethyidae   

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  Comment: Homonymy with mollusk (TSN 78522) and tunicate names (all had been named Tethyidae) addressed in Opinion 1182 of the Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature (1981), in vol. 38, part 3, pages 174-177 ("Tethyidae in Mollusca, Porifera and Tunicata: removal of homonymy"). The sponge family remains available and valid  



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