Genera of family “Carterinidae”


Carterina Brady (1884) is defined by its secreted calcareous spicules.Loeblich and Tappan (1955) created the family Carterinidae and suborder Carterinina (Loeblich and Tappan, 1981).


Test free or attached; wall agglutinated, with spicules, imperforate; trochospiral in early, irregular growth in adult stage; attachment to substratum by umbilical spicular mass or by sheet-like peripheral spicular flange.