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Porifera

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Porifera is a Phylum within the kingdom Animalia. English vernacular for Porifera is Sponge. More than 11,544 species and subspecies of Porifera have been described.

Porifera Grant, 1836
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Porifera Grant, 1836

Vernacular Names

  • Albanian: Sfungjeri
  • Arabic: إسفنجيات
  • Azerbaijani: Süngərlər
  • Bashkir: Болоттар
  • Basque: Belaki
  • Belarusian: Губкі
  • Bosnian: Porifera (spužve)
  • Breton: Spoue
  • Bulgarian: Водни гъби
  • Burmese: စပန်းရေမြှုပ်
  • Catalan, Valencian: Porífer
  • Chinese: 多孔动物门
  • Croatian: Spužve
  • Czech: Houbovci
  • Danish: Svampedyr
  • Dutch: Sponsdieren
  • English: Sponge
  • Esperanto: Spongulo
  • Estonian: Käsnad
  • Finnish: Sienieläimet
  • Galician: Poríferos
  • German: Schwämme
  • Greek (modern): Σπόγγος
  • Hebrew (modern): ספוגיים
  • Hindi: स्पंज
  • Hungarian: Szivacsok
  • Icelandic: Svampdýr
  • Ido: Sponjo
  • Japanese: 海綿動物
  • Kazakh: Губкалар
  • Korean: 해면동물
  • Kurdish: Parazoa
  • Latvian: Sūkļi
  • Lithuanian: Pintys
  • Luxembourgish, Letzeburgesch: Schwämm (Déieren)
  • Macedonian: Сунѓери
  • Navajo, Navaho: Táłtłʼááh yilcháazhii
  • Norwegian: Svamper
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Svampar
  • Persian (Farsi): اسفنج دریایی
  • Polish: Gąbki
  • Quechua: Puqyala
  • Romanian: Spongieri
  • Russian: Губки
  • Serbian: Сунђери
  • Slovak: Hubky
  • Slovene: Spužve
  • Swedish: Svampdjur
  • Tamil: பஞ்சுயிரி
  • Telugu: స్పంజిక
  • Thai: ฟองน้ำ
  • Turkish: Süngerler
  • Ukrainian: Губки
  • Vietnamese: Bọt biển
  • Welsh: Sbwng

Taxonomy

Higher Taxa

Domain Eukaryota Chatton, 1925 - eukaryotes
Unikonta
Opisthokonta Cavalier-Smith, 1987
Holozoa
Kingdom Animalia C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
Phylum Porifera Grant, in Todd, 1836 - sponges

Phylum Porifera Grant, 1836

Distribution


Map showing distribution of observations of Porifera.

Page Notes

  • URL: http://ZipcodeZoo.com/index.php/Porifera
  • Primary Sources: Global Biodiversity Information Facility · the Taxonomicon · The Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011 · ZipcodeZoo.com.
  • Last revised: 2015-2-25. Last revision: ZZBot. 3136 bytes.