Type species: Desmacella aberrans Topsent, 1890, by original designation.
- Hallmann, E.F.  1917. A revision of the genera with microscleres included, or provisionally included, in the family Axinellidae; with descriptions of some Australian species. Part III. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 41(164): 634–675, pls. XXIX–XXXVIII. BHL