Class - Demospongiae

(Classic Sponges)


The Demospongiae class is the largest in the phylum Porifera. Their skeletons are made the protein sponging. The Protein sponging makes up 90% of all sponges. Most are found in the ocean, but several live in freshwater environments. Some are brightly colored, and there is great variety in body shape.


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