Demospongiae

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Demospongiae
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Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Information
Phylum Porifera
Class Information
Class Demospongiae
Population statistics

Demospongiae is a class of the phylum Porifera. The class includes approximately 4,750 species of sponges, ranging in size from a few millimeters to over 2 meters. They can form thin encrustations, lumps, finger-like growths, or urn shapes. Pigment granules often make members of this class brightly colored, including bright yellow, orange, red, purple, or green.[1]

Subclasses

There are three subclasses of Demospongiae:

Demospongiae  
Homoscleromorpha

 


 Tetractinomorpha 

 


 Ceractinomorpha 

 




References

  1. Myers, P. Demospongiae Animal Diversity Web Accessed July 9 2007
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