Abundant Late Permian Sphinctozoa fossils have been collected from several localities in Lichuan, West Hubei, China. These fossils and various binding organisms comprise the frame-builders of the typical reef of this district. Here, the Sphinctozoans consists of 14 genera and 33 species belonging to 6 families.The new family Stromatocoeliidae and the new genera Stromatocnelia, Sinocoelia, Lichuanospongia are briefly diagnosed as following:Stromatocoeliidae n. fam.Diagnosis: Sponge body is columnar or irregularly columnar, composed of very low, stratiform chambers. Branching stems are common. Walls of chambers are pierced by pores but no ostia are visible in it. A central tube traverses the axial position of stems. Filling tissue does not occur.Remarks: The new family possesses chambers and a central tube, which are most important features of sphinctozoans. All of the chambers are stratiform, and one su- perposed above the other. Chamber interiors lack filling structures.Stromatocoelia gen. nov.Type-species: Stromatocoelia asiatica gen. et sp. nov.Diagnosis: Regularly or irregularly columnar compound stems, consisting of very low. stratiform chambers with one superposed above the other. The central tube can be seen in the axial position of stems. No filling tissue occur in chambers or in central tube.Discussion: The new genus Stromatocoelia is similar to Sinocoelia that belongs to the family Verticillitidae. Though both sponges are composed of stratiform chambers, they are. placed in different groups because of differences in their filling tissue.Sinocoe Ua gen. uov.Type-species: Sinoc.oclia-lepida gen. et sp. nov.Diagnosis: This genus includes pocket-like or elongate sponges with an elliptical flattened cross section, with a flat but laterally very expanded central spongocoel. The spongocoel is of pseudosiphonal type. Chambers are stratiform. The interior of the sponge is occupied by reticular structures. Pores are well developed and often form pore-openings.Discussion: The new genus is placed in the family Verticillitidae, because of the character of filling structures a,nd the nature of central spongoeoel. They are much like specimens of Vcrticillites Steinmann, 1882 but differ from the latter in their pock-ket-like shape and very expanded central spongocoel. Dictyococlia (Minister, 1841) and other related forms have spherical or subspheroidal chambers and typical pseudosiphonal type spongocoel.Species assigned: Sinocoelia variabilis sp. nov. in addition to the type-species.Lichuanospongia Zhang, 1983 Type-species: Lichuanospongia typica Zhang, 1983 Diagnosis: This genus has cylindrical or subcylindrical, cone-like, occasionally bending bodies. A central tube traverses the entire axial portion and is of retro-type with a rather thick tube-wall. The chambers are flat, like a crescent form and their arrang-ment shows an overlap of scales in tangential section. The chamber walls consist of two layers and have pores. Vesiculae rarely occur in the chambers. Vermiform openings can be seen in the tube-wall.Discussion : Lichuanospongia differs from Amblysiphonella in having a more distinct arrangement of chambers, which are flat, like some crescent form and show an overlap of scales. The interior of Amblysiphonella is more or less vesiculate or lamellar te, which is not the case with Lichuanospongia in which filling structure are always few and scattered. Furthermore, Lichuanospongia appears to have a double wall structure and its pores are limited, whereas Amblysiphonella has a large number of pores.Cystaulctes is also related but differs from Lichuanospongia in the shape of chambers and their arrangement.Species assigned: Lichuanospongia cf. typica and L. orientalis sp. nov. in addition to the type-species.