Placospongia

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Placospongia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Porifera
Class: Demospongiae
Order: Hadromerida
Family: Placospongiidae
Genus: Placospongia
Grey, 1867
species

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Placospongia is a genus of sea sponge belonging to the family Placospongiidae.[1]

This genus is characterized by a high density of siliceous spicules. Members of this genus are known to be eaten by hawksbill turtles.[2]

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Placospongia". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 15 February 2007. 
  2. ^ Meylan, Anne (1988-01-12). "Spongivory in Hawksbill Turtles: A Diet of Glass". Science (American Association for the Advancement of Science) 239 (4838): 393–395. doi:10.1126/science.239.4838.393. JSTOR 1700236. PMID 17836872.