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Image of <i>Callyspongia</i> (<i>Cladochalina</i>) <i>diffusa</i> (Ridley 1884)

Demosponges

Demospongiae

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Demospongiae (Demosponges) is a group of sponges. There are 7489 species of demosponges, in 526 genera and 99 families. Demosponges are filter feeders. They have sexual reproduction and asexual reproduction; they are hermaphrodites.

  • URI: http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q1252491
  • Definition: a sub-group of suspension feeding animals that feed by straining suspended matter and food particles from water, typically by passing the water over a specialized filtering structure
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019954
  • Definition: Capable of the biological process in which new individuals are produced by either a single cell or a group of cells, in the absence of any sexual process.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of demosponges. View this species on GBIF

demosponges Habitats

The environments in which many demosponges species are known to live. Select an environment to see its demosponges species checklist.

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Demosponge Habitats

The environments in which many demosponges species are known to live. Select an environment to see its demosponges species checklist.