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Vocabulary Porifera = "pore-bearing”; eat, excrete, & reproduce through pores ostia = pores for water to enter osculum = pores for water to exit.

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2 Vocabulary Porifera = "pore-bearing”; eat, excrete, & reproduce through pores ostia = pores for water to enter osculum = pores for water to exit

3 Vocabulary collar cells = cells to move water and catch food spicules = calcium carbonate or silica skeleton amoebocytes = cells that digest, store, and transfer food

4 Characteristics * Asymmetrical body plan * Brown/gray to red * Tubes with channels and chambers * Specialized cells

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8 Reproduction * Sexual - produce egg and sperm (cross and self fertilization) Larvae with flagella attaches and grows * Asexual -budding and regeneration

9 Habitat * Aquatic (marine and fresh water) * Sessile-adults are nonmotile Vase SpongeTube Sponge

10 Uses Cleaning and bathing aid Cancer curing toxin Protect small fish and sea animals

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