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Kingdom
  
Scientific name
  
Spongilla

Higher classification
  
Order
  
Haplosclerida

Family
  
Spongillidae

Phylum
  
Rank
  
Genus


Similar
  
Sponge, Spongilla lacustris, Spongillidae, Sycon, Demosponge

Spongilla


Spongilla is a genus of freshwater sponges in the family Spongillidae found in lakes and slow streams. Sponges of the genus Spongilla attach themselves to rocks and logs and filter the water for various small aquatic organisms such as protozoans, bacteria, and other free-floating pond life. Unlike marine sponges, freshwater sponges are exposed to far more adverse and variable environmental conditions, so they have developed gemmules as a means of dormancy. When exposed to excessively cold or otherwise harsh situations, the sponges form these gemmules, which are highly resistant "buds" that can live dormant after the mother sponge has died. When conditions improve, the gemmules "germinate" and a new sponge is born.

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Spongilla Freshwater Sponge Spongilla lacustris gt Aquatic Biodiversity

Spongilla was used by John Hogg in the 19th century to attempt to justify a fourth kingdom of life.

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Species

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  • Spongilla alba Carter, 1849
  • Spongilla arctica Annandale, 1915
  • Spongilla aspinosa Potts, 1880
  • Spongilla benguelensis Stephens, 1919
  • Spongilla cenota Penney & Racek, 1968
  • Spongilla chaohuensis Cheng, 1991
  • Spongilla dawson Bowerbank, 1864
  • Spongilla friabilis Lamarck, 1816
  • Spongilla gutenbergiana Müller, Zahn & Maidhof, 1982
  • Spongilla helvetica Annandale, 1909
  • Spongilla inarmata Annandale, 1918
  • Spongilla jiujiangensis Cheng, 1991
  • Spongilla lacustris (Linnaeus, 1759)
  • Spongilla mucronata Topsent, 1932
  • Spongilla permixta Weltner, 1895
  • Spongilla prespensis Hadzische, 1953
  • Spongilla sarasinorum Weltner, 1901
  • Spongilla shikaribensis Sasaki, 1934
  • Spongilla stankovici Arndt, 1938
  • Spongilla wagneri Potts, 1889

  • Spongilla Department of Zoology at ANDCZoology MuseumMuseum specimens

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    References

    Spongilla Wikipedia