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Venus' Flower Basket

Euplectella aspergillum Owen 1841


Euplectella aspergillum (Venus' Flower Basket) is a species of sponges in the family Euplectellidae. They are found in marine habitat. They are omnivores. They are synchronous hermaphrodites.

  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000447
  • Definition: An aquatic biome that comprises systems of open-ocean and unprotected coastal habitats, characterized by exposure to wave action, tidal fluctuation, and ocean currents as well as systems that largely resemble these. Water in the marine biome is generally within the salinity range of seawater: 30 to 38 ppt.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Venus' Flower Basket. View this species on GBIF