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  1. page home edited ... Sponges do not have organs; they are made of special cells that carry out all the necessary pr…
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    Sponges do not have organs; they are made of special cells that carry out all the necessary processes.
    In Latin, "porifera" means "pore-bearing".
    Only 5% of all sponges can live in freshwater; the other 95% live in salt water (oceans & seas).
    If you were to break up a sponge into thousands of pieces, the cells would come back together in the exact same shape within several hours.
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    any depth.
    Only 5% of all sponges can live in freshwater; the other 95% live in salt water (oceans & seas).

    One cubic centimeter of a sponge can filter more than 20 liters of water a day.
    Sources:http://www.seasky.org/reeflife/sea2a.html http://www.pbs.org/kcet/shapeoflife/animals/porifera3.htmlhttp://www.infobarrel.com/10_Facts_About_Sponges
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  2. page Freshwater Sponge edited ... Order: Haplusclenida Family: Spongillidae Genus: Spongilla Species: Species: S. lacust…
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    Order: Haplusclenida
    Family: Spongillidae
    Genus: Spongilla
    Species:
    Species: S. lacustris
    Physical Appearance:
    The Freshwater Sponge can be both green and white. It looks crusty, due to tiny spikes that roughen its surface, and branching, like branches on a tree. Although it looks rough, it is actually very fragile and feels soft when you touch it. The holes that allow water to exit are extremely small and can barely be seen
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  3. page Commercial Bath Sponge edited ... Taxonomy:Kingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: PoriferaClass: DemospongiaeOrder: DictyoceratidaFamily: Spon…
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    Taxonomy:Kingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: PoriferaClass: DemospongiaeOrder: DictyoceratidaFamily: SpongiidaeGenus: SpongiaSpecies: S. officinalis
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    dry they couldcan either be
    Location:
    These sponges can only thrive in warm water such as in the Mediterranean Sea, particularly the Eastern half, and in the Bahamas and Florida. They can be found at depths of 1 meter to 40 meters, but usually they do not exceed that.
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    The S.S. officinalis is
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    sea bed. TheThey can also
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    digestion and respirationrespiration.
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  4. page Venus' Flower Basket edited ... Species: E. aspergillum Physical Appearance: ... Flower Basket had has a skeleton ... …
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    Species: E. aspergillum
    Physical Appearance:
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    glass, thus it'sits name "Glass
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    down deep, and so it
    Reproduction:
    This is an asexual sponge which has both male and female gametes. Released sperm enters through the inhalant current and fertilizes the ova. The ova develops into a larvae with in the sponge and with the help of cilia propels itself through the water. While it can swim freely for several days, it tends to settle down after about 12 hours.
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  5. page Orange elephant ear sponge (Agelas clathrodes) edited Orange Elephant Ear Sponge (Agelas clathrodes) {http://reefguide.org/pix/elephantear2.jpg} natu…
    Orange Elephant Ear Sponge (Agelas clathrodes)
    {http://reefguide.org/pix/elephantear2.jpg} natural faces on the side of a big Orange Elephant Ear spongeTaxonomy: Kingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: PoriferaClass: DemospongiaeOrder: AgelasidaFamily: AgelasidaeGenus: AgelasSpecies: Agelas clathrodes
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    red-orange, and is somewhat paler internally.
    Description:Orange

    Description:The orange
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    clathrodes) is thea species that riserises from a
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    species have a broad fan
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    intended. The length and width iscan range from 4 by 6cm6 cm to 20
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    The thickness iscan range from 1.5 to
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    covered with a variable degree
    Habitat:The species inhabits reefs and walls. It prefers areas with some water movement.
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    common to occasional Florida, Bahamas and the Caribbean.
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    Sources:http://species-identification.org/species.php?species_group=caribbean_diving_guide&menuentry=soorten&id=427&tab=beschrijvinghttp://www.catalogueoflife.org/details/species/id/5977837
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  6. page Chalinula nematifera edited ... Species: Chalinula nematifera Color: Chalinula nemtifera nematifera has a Description: …
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    Species: Chalinula nematifera
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    Chalinula nemtiferanematifera has a
    Description:
    Chalinula nematifera is an invasive sponge discovered in 2003 at the Isla Isabel National Park near the Mexican Pacific Ocean. This sponge was introduced as fouling on ship hulls that have arrived at Isla Isabel. 94% of them started living on live corals of the genus Pocillopora since coral colonies usually experienced low light intensity, something Chalinula nematifera prefers. The other 6% thrive on rocks. However, based on recent tests, Chalinula nematifera does not seem to pose a dangerous threat to the coral it lives on.
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