Sponges

Phylum: Porifera

7 descriptions of a Sponge.

-Sponges have no tissue organization.

-The body cavity of a sponge is called the Osculum.

-The digestive openings of a sponge are called pores.

-The reproduction system of a sponge consists of egg and sperm and also budding.

- Sponges are asymmetrical.

-Sponge have skeletal support systems called spicules.

-Sponges live in Marine areas.

Benefits/Harm (to humans)

Benefits
  • Cleans our oceans
  • Cleans our skin
Harm
  • Toxins are released as defense mechanism in the natural habitat of a sponge.

Benefits/Harm (to environment)

Benefits
  • Renewable natural resource
  • Cleans the Ocean
Harm
  • Overpopulate
  • Harm other species

By: Hannah Ramirez