Classification
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    • Sponges
    • Sponge
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    • Porifera
  • Spanish
    • Esponjas y parientes
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    • Esponjas
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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

fadiyaghmour

Date

December 10, 2015 02:08 PM GST

Place

kalba uae (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sulphur Boring Sponge Cliona celata

Observer

jpsilva

Date

November 30, 2011 11:46 AM WET

Photos / Sounds

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

stevedaniels

Date

August 31, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

carmelo_lopez

Date

December 16, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Kidney Sponge Chondrosia reniformis

Observer

carmelo_lopez

Date

December 19, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

liselle

Date

March 25, 2016

Tags

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

jpsilva

Date

June 13, 2011 10:57 AM WEST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

d_kluza

Date

April 23, 2016 05:57 PM NCT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

jpsilva

Date

August 15, 2010 10:26 AM WEST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Encrusting Orange Sponge Spirastrella cunctatrix

Observer

jpsilva

Date

March 27, 2011 01:44 PM WEST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sulphur Boring Sponge Cliona celata

Observer

jpsilva

Date

November 30, 2011 12:39 PM WET

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Sulphur Boring Sponge Cliona celata

Observer

jpsilva

Date

December 7, 2011 12:02 PM WET
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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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