Animal Phyla/Porifera

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An unidentified sponge. Maybe Lamellodysidea herbacea.
  • Porifera
  • Name Meaning: Pore bearer
  • English Common Name: Sponges
  • Major distinguishing characteristics: Perforated interior wall
  • Approximate number of species described: over 5,000 modern

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