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

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duarte

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August 17, 2015 07:54 PM BST

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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annaleavitt

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November 25, 2016 10:03 AM PST

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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dean_leavitt

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November 25, 2016 09:35 AM PST

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david145

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November 28, 2016 01:28 PM PST

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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david145

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November 28, 2016 01:28 PM PST

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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anudibranchmom

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November 27, 2016 07:05 AM PST

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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anudibranchmom

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November 25, 2016 12:51 AM PST

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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anudibranchmom

Date

November 25, 2016 01:22 AM PST

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anudibranchmom

Date

November 25, 2016 01:21 AM PST

Description

Really no idea what this is. About 2/3" high, several in pairs of tubes though this may be a coincidence. Each 'tube' was somewhat stiff but mobile at the base, like a straw on a swivel.

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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anudibranchmom

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November 24, 2016 02:47 AM PST

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Sea Tulip Encrusting Sponge Halisarca australiensis

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richardling

Date

August 29, 2007 01:56 PM AEST

Description

Sea Tulips (Pyura spinifera) get their vivid colours from a symbiotic relationship with a colourful sponge (Halisarca australiensis)

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

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richardling

Date

August 2, 2007 01:29 PM AEST

Description

A Sweet Ceratosoma (Ceratosoma amoenum) on food sponge

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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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