Phylum- Porifera: Sponges and Their Characteristics

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What is the scientific name of the animals in the phylum Porifera?

Porifera

What is the function of the pores called 'Ostia' and 'Oscula' in sponges?

Respiration

Why are sponges referred to as sedentary animals?

As they are always attached to a surface

What are spicules in sponges made up of?

Calcium carbonate or silica

How do sponges feed?

By absorbing nutrients from water through their body

Test your knowledge about the Phylum Porifera, focusing on the characteristics and features of sponges. Learn about their simplest body plan, aquatic habitat, asymmetrical body, special cells, and sedentary lifestyle.

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