Classification
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  • Korean
    • 해면동물문
  • English
    • Sponges
    • Sponge
  • Scientific Names
    • Porifera
  • Spanish
    • Esponjas y parientes
  • Portuguese
    • Esponjas
  • Japanese
    • 海綿動物門

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Recent observations

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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edanko

Date

December 20, 2015 09:25 PM CST

Description

IMG_6640-porifera-inaturalist

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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hartvillestuff

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August 20, 2016 01:01 PM EDT

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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paul_norwood

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August 28, 2016 03:13 PM AKDT

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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swalmsley

Date

November 4, 2012 02:07 PM EST

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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swalmsley

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November 4, 2012 02:06 PM EST

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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swalmsley

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November 2, 2012 03:20 PM EDT

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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swalmsley

Date

October 31, 2012 12:28 PM EDT

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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swalmsley

Date

October 19, 2010 02:10 PM EDT

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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swalmsley

Date

October 19, 2010 02:26 PM EDT

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cedric_lee

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August 25, 2016

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zanskar

Date

July 27, 2016 04:41 PM CEST

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thomasmcelroy

Date

February 13, 2016 03:15 PM NZDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Ecionemia alata
Sample awaiting analysis (screenshot of GoPro video, no flash)

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Description from Wikipedia

Sponges are animals of the phylum Porifera (/pɒˈrɪfərə/; meaning "pore bearer"). They are multicellular organisms that have bodies full of pores and channels allowing water to circulate through them, consisting of jelly-like mesohyl sandwiched between two thin layers of cells. Sponges have unspecialized cells that can transform into other types and which often migrate between the main cell layers and the mesohyl in the process. Sponges do not have nervous, digestive or circulatory systems. Instead, most...

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