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Porifera (Sponges) is a phylum of animals. There are 9049 species of Sponges, in 747 genera and 143 families. This phylum has been around since the ediacaran period. It includes groups like Demosponges, Calcareous Sponges , and Hexactinellid Sponges. They are omnivores. They are sessile animals.

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Sponge Habitats

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

sponges Habitats

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