Sponges Are Skeletons

Author: Barbara Juster Esbensen
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780064451840
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Sponges come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. Barbara Juster Esbensen and Holly Keller have paired an engaging text with funny, kid-friendly illustrations to reveal that a sponge is not just a bath toy.

Skeletons In Confusion A Review Of Astrophorid Sponges With Dicho Calthrops As Structural Megascleres Porifera Demospongiae Astrophorida

Author: Rob van Soest
Publisher: PenSoft Publishers LTD
ISBN: 9546425664
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sponges with (dicho-)calthrops as structural megascleres (Porifera,
Demospongiae,Astrophorida) Rob WM. Van Soestl'T, Elly Beglingerl'i, Nicole De
Voogdz'§ | Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity, Zoologieal Musearn
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A Monograph Of The Horny Sponges

Author: Robert Lendenfeld
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Dry specimens, and also dry skeletons, are always much harder than the living
sponges or the wet skeletons. The elasticity and the toughness are likewise very
variable. As the rigidity of the soft parts seems to be pretty much the same in most
of the horny sponges, the rigidity of the whole will depend on that of the skeleton.
The high degree of hardness observed in dried specimens of Spongelia nodosa
and Psammopemma fuliginosam, however, is apparently due to a peculiarity of
the ...

Fossil And Recent Sponges

Author: Joachim Reitner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642756565
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During Paleozoic and Mesozoic times highly diverse sponge communities with
rigid skeletons are primary frame builders, which were replaced subsequently in
the late Mesozoic by rapidly growing, rigid skeletal-forming cnidarians. Sponges
with rigid skeletons are lithistids – a desma-bearing polyphyletic group of
demosponges, dictyid hexactinellids, and Sclerosponges (stromatoporoids,
chaetetids, sphinctozoans) – a polyphyletic group of demosponges which secrete
different types ...

Introductory Petrography Of Fossils

Author: Alan S. Horowitz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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In addition, nonspicular calcium carbonate may form a major part of the skeleton
of some calcareous sponges and organic fibers (spongin) form a variable part of
the skeleton of most sponges. One group of sponges, including the common bath
sponge, has a skeleton made solely of organic fibers. Sponges may also
incorporate sand and other foreign particles into their skeletons. Sponges
containing only organic fibers are rare in the fossil record. The size range of
sponge skeletons ...


Author: Colleen Sexton
Publisher: Bellwether Media
ISBN: 1612111602
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Sponges Of The New Caledonian Lagoon

Author: Claude Lévi
Publisher: IRD Editions
ISBN: 9782709913546
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The corals appeared to have a distinct advantage because they were able to
grow faster with the greater supply of energy from the symbionts and, hence, lay
down more skeleton. Although sponges are no longer major reel builders they do
continue to play a significant role in reconstruction processes on coral reefs.
Sponges are important because they can consolidate fragmented coral rubble,
especially broken coral branches, by holding the pieces together prior to the
rubble being ...

The Light And Smith Manual

Author: Sol Felty Light
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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SEM, observation of these same details through the light microscope is greatly
enhanced. Illustrations of entire specimens of sponges are invariably of
preserved specimens. Illustrations of fibrous skeletons and those showing
spicules held together by spongin are made by photography through a light
microscope. No attempt has been made to depict spicules to scale. This can best
be determined by referring to the size ranges given for all spicules in the text. The
Sponge Skeleton The ...

Biology Of Non Chordates

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ISBN: 9387472019
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Sponges remain fixed on substrate and filter microscopic food particles and
dissolved organic matter from the water. In highly adapted carnivorous deep-sea
sponges, the aquiferous system is non-existent, but has a sticky outer surface
with which small prey animals are captured (Vacelet and Boury-esnault, 1995). A
collagenous matrix, the mesohyl, which harbours individual cells, supporting
fibres and inorganic structures of the skeleton, fills the space between canals and
chambers ...

Reef Evolution

Author: Rachel Wood
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198577843
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calcareous skeleton (calcified sponges). Although uncommon and of low
diversity in the Recent, calcified sponges were diverse and abundant members of
the pre-Cenozoic benthos, and reef-associated forms include the Lower
Cambrian archaeocyaths (see Box 3. 3), Mid-Palaeozoic and mid-Late Mesozoic
'stromatoporoids' (with well-layered skeletons, and often with abundant star-
shaped canal structures known as astrorhizae) and 'chaetetids' (with skeletons
composed of small ...