Classification
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  • Portuguese
    • Esponjas
  • English
    • Sponges
  • Scientific Names
    • Porifera
  • Spanish
    • Esponjas y parientes

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Recent observations

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Giant Barrel Sponge Xestospongia muta

Observer

csavy

Date

July 20, 2014

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Giant Barrel Sponge Xestospongia muta

Observer

csavy

Date

July 20, 2014

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Observer

dremsen

Date

October 26, 2014

Description

Multiple specimens.

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

congonaturalist

Date

July 1, 2005

Description

Date approximate (within about a month); exact dive site unsure, but somewhere off the coast of Punta Cana.

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

jnstuart

Date

October 23, 2014

Description

Photographed under microscope by high school biology class. From a water sample taken at pond in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

No idea what this is but am hoping someone here does.

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

dpom

Date

October 11, 2014

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

dpom

Date

October 13, 2014

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

dpom

Date

October 13, 2014

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

lupra

Date

March 22, 2011

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

suemcgaw

Date

August 9, 2014

Place

Kaikoura (Google, OSM)

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Observer

marine_p

Date

December 27, 2013

Description

Sponge Dendrilla rosea

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Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

meurkc

Date

July 12, 2014
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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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