Classification
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    • 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

Photos / Sounds

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

richardling

Date

April 4, 2010 02:17 PM AEST

Description

Stripeys (Microcanthus strigatus) on a sponge-covered reef

Photos / Sounds

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

richardling

Date

April 3, 2010 09:44 PM AEDT

Description

A Sponge Decorator Crab (Hyastenus elatus) on sponge

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

richardling

Date

April 3, 2010 01:36 PM AEDT

Description

A pair of Old Wifes (Enoplosus armatus) on a sponge-covered reef

Photos / Sounds

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

richardling

Date

April 2, 2010 12:51 PM AEDT

Description

Stripeys (Microcanthus strigatus) swarm over a sponge-covered reef

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

richardling

Date

February 28, 2010 01:37 PM AEDT

Description

Orange Fan Sponge (Echinoclathria leporina)

Photos / Sounds

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

richardling

Date

February 27, 2010 01:42 PM AEDT

Description

A rocky channel with sponges and Eastern Hulafish (Trachinops taeniatus)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sea Tulip Encrusting Sponge Halisarca australiensis

Observer

richardling

Date

December 29, 2009 10:45 AM AEDT

Description

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

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

richardling

Date

November 21, 2009 04:05 PM AEDT

Description

A purple encrusting sponge (Strongylacidon sp.)

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

richardling

Date

November 21, 2009 10:44 AM AEDT

Description

An orange papillate sponge (Polymastia sp.)

Photos / Sounds

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

richardling

Date

September 7, 2009 09:20 AM AEST

Description

A small shoal of Old Wifes (Enoplosus armatus) and sponge garden

Photos / Sounds

What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

richardling

Date

September 6, 2009 08:37 AM AEST

Description

A barrel sponge makes a comfortable perch for a Red Morwong (Cheilodactylus fuscus)

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

richardling

Date

September 5, 2009 09:14 AM AEST

Description

A honeycomb sponge (Holopsamma sp.)

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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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