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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

dpom

Date

September 16, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

lupra

Date

March 22, 2011 08:37 AM CET

Tags

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

mattbowser58

Date

September 12, 2014

Description

This was a freshwater sponge, but the ID is a guess at this point.

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

dpom

Date

September 11, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Sponges Phylum Porifera

Observer

dpom

Date

September 11, 2014

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Observer

dremsen

Date

September 11, 2014

Description

Nice specimen from Bill Grossman

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What

Mycale sp. Genus Mycale

Observer

dremsen

Date

September 11, 2014

Description

Not sure of what species live in the area. Needs investigation.

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Observer

dremsen

Date

September 11, 2014

Description

Collectors obtained several large and healthy heads.

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Observer

dremsen

Date

September 11, 2014

Description

Just off tip of thumb. Pale cylinder

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What

Bread-crumb Sponge Halichondria panicea

Observer

dremsen

Date

September 11, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

wendy5

Date

September 7, 2014

Description

This Haliclona (possibly H. permollis) or Purple Intertidal Sponge was growing on a huge boulder visible during the minus tide. It covered part of the rock in patches, with its little volcano-like holes.

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Photos / Sounds

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What

Prickly Tube-sponge Callyspongia crassa

Observer

lovelyclemmy

Date

August 4, 2014 07:05 AM EET
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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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