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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What

Red Beard Sponge Clathria prolifera

Observer

nycticorax

Date

June 11, 2016 11:57 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Brown Bowl Sponge Cribrochalina vasculum

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

May 12, 2016 03:31 PM EDT

Description

Dive site Grouper Grotto, max depth 17.1 m / 56 ft.

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Elephant Ear Sponge Agelas clathrodes

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

April 24, 2016 02:00 PM GYT

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Pink Vase Sponge Niphates digitalis

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

April 24, 2016 02:00 PM GYT

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Row Pore Rope Sponge Callyspongia tenerrima

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

April 24, 2016 02:00 PM GYT

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Brown Encrusting Octopus Sponge Ectyoplasia ferox

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

April 23, 2016 09:00 AM GYT

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What

Pitted Sponge Verongula rigida

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

April 22, 2016 01:00 PM GYT

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Brown Clustered Tube Sponge Agelas wiedenmayeri

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

April 22, 2016 01:00 PM GYT

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Branching Tube Sponge Aiolochroia crassa

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

April 22, 2016 01:00 PM GYT

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

June 24, 2016 09:56 AM PDT

Description

With juvenile Triopha maculata for scale.

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Observer

mira_peterson

Date

June 24, 2016 01:45 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

June 23, 2016 04:43 PM NZST

Description

Found washed up in a tidal gut.

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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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