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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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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

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coffearobusta42

Date

April 20, 2014 11:10 AM PDT

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anudibranchmom

Date

August 11, 2014 08:48 AM PDT

Description

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dpom

Date

August 11, 2014

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wendy5

Date

August 8, 2014

Description

This is a closeup of Halichondria panicea or Yellow-green Encrusting Sponge taken with my macrolens. On this site it's called Bread-crumb Sponge, but since Halichondria bowerbanki is known as Crumb of Bread Sponge, I think Yellow-green Encrusting Sponge is a better name.

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wendy5

Date

August 7, 2014

Description

This mustard-yellow sponge appears to be a Suberites species. It was growing on a rock in the lower intertidal zone and visible during a minus tide. It measured about 4" X 6" and was smooth like leather.

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hartvillestuff

Date

June 25, 2014

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dremsen

Date

July 22, 2014

Description

Several specimens in tow including full size autonomous and boring colonies integrated into clam shell.

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What

Orange Sponge Agelas oroides

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lovelyclemmy

Date

June 24, 2014 10:30 AM CEST

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kueda

Date

July 12, 2014 12:59 PM PDT

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

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dpom

Date

July 13, 2014

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What

Colonial Tube-sponge Callyspongia siphonella

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lovelyclemmy

Date

May 21, 2013 03:45 PM EET

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corbanhemphill

Date

June 23, 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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