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Porifera Sponges

Become familiar with the least-developed organism of the animal kingdom.

Manufacturer: fisher science education  112.1210.10

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Catalog No. S1210S

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Description & Specifications


Length (English) 1 to 2 in.
Length (Metric) 2.5 to 5cm
Packaging Jar
Preservative Alcohol
Product Type Fresh Water Sponge
Quantity 10 Pack

Grantia, 1/4 to 3/4 in. (Scypha)

  • A small sponge characterized by its vase or urn shape
  • Has one large excurrent pore called an osculum, located at the upper end of the body
  • Larger sizes have become scarce recently; however, smaller-size specimens are readily available
  • In alcohol

Commercial sponge, 5 to 6 in.
  • Portions of this dry sponge provide an excellent “hands-on” specimen
  • Many pores penetrate the sponge and are readily apparent
  • Dry

Freshwater sponge
  • Spongilla, a Rhagon-type sponge that is a common inhabitant of clean ponds, lakes, streams and rivers
  • In alcohol

Complete Study Set
  • Set contains one each of Grantia, Spongilla and a commercial sponge
  • Each sponge comes in a labeled jar