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Elephant Ear Sponge

Pachymatisma johnstonia (Bowerbank ex Johnston 1842)

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Pachymatisma johnstonia (Elephant Ear Sponge) is a species of sponges in the family Geodiidae. It is a filter feeder. It has sexual reproduction.

  • 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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EOL has data for 18 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of elephant ear sponge. View this species on GBIF