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Compressed Purse Sponge

Grantia compressa (Fabricius 1780)


Grantia compressa (Compressed Purse Sponge) is a species of sponges in the family Grantiidae. It is a filter feeder. Individuals can grow to 20 mm. Compressed Purse Sponge has asexual reproduction and sexual reproduction; it is a protogynous hermaphrodite.

  • 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_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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  • 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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