Adeonidae Busk, 1884

Synonyms Author
ADEONELLIDAE Gregory, 1893
SMITTISTOMIDAE Vigneaux, 1949

This family includes the genera

  1. Adeona
  2. Adeonella
  3. Adeonellopsis
  4. Anarthropora - see Exechonellidae
  5. Bracebridgia
  6. Cucullipora - family placement uncertain.
  7. Dimorphocella
  8. Kubaninella
  9. Laminopora
  10. Meniscopora
  11. Ovaticella
  12. Poristoma - probably a synonym of Bracebridgia
  13. Reptadeonella
  14. Schizostomella
  15. Smittistoma
  16. Teichopora
  17. Triporula- see Exechonellidae
  18. Trypocella - probably a synonym of Adeonellopsis

Finally, I have merged the Adeonellidae and the Adeonidae. The debate about the separation of the Adeonellidae from the Adeonidae is based upon the significance of the way in which the frontal wall of the zooid develops. The exterior morphology of zooids and the colony form are similar in the members of this group.

Reference: Lidgard, Scott, 1996.

[Small Adeona cellulosa] [Adeonella distenta] [Adeonella haywardii] [Adeonella lichenoides]
Adeona cellulosa Adeonella distenta
(Image by Ann-Margret Amui)
Adeonella haywardii
(Image by Ann-Margret Amui)
Adeonella lichenoides
[Adeonellopsis australis] [Adeonellopsis distoma] [Adeonellopsis foliacea] [Adeonellopsis obliqua]
Adeonellopsis australis Adeonellopsis distoma
(thanks to Björn Berning)
Adeonellopsis foliacea Adeonellopsis obliqua
[Adeonellopsis portmarina] [Adeonellopsis sp.] [Adeonellopsis sulcata] [Small Bracebridgia emendata]
Adeonellopsis portmarina Adeonellopsis species Adeonellopsis sulcata Bracebridgia emendata
[Small Bracebridgia pyriformis] [Small Cucullipora tetrasticha] [Small Dimorphocella moderna] [Small Dimorphocella pyriformis]
Bracebridgia pyriformis Cucullipora tetrasticha Dimorphocella moderna Dimorphocella pyriformis
[Small Dimorphocella submersa] [Small Dimorphocella triton] [Laminopora dispar] [Teichopora clavata]
Dimorphocella submersa Dimorphocella triton Laminopora dispar Teichopora clavata
(thanks to Dennis Gordon
and NIWA).

Adeonella patagonica at GuiaMarina
Adeonellopsis at NMITA (four species are illustrated)
Bracebridgia page at NMITA
Reptadeonella page at NMITA
Triporula page at NMITA


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