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The phylum Porifera is subdivided into living (and extinct) Classes. One is the aptly named Calcarea, hard-bodied animals of stiff carbonate structure. This colony in Roatan, Honduras.
Other classes include the Hexactinellida (glass sponges), Sclerospongiae and what most hobbyists consider sponges, the Demospongiae. Only the latter are sold specifically in the trade, though all others members may show up as "incidentals" on LR, other hard substrates. 


Acervochalina sp., the Red Sea 



Agelas clathrodes, the aptly named Elephant Ear Sponge, right size (to a meter and a half across), wrong colour... orange.  Spongy; lumpy to bulbous vases. This pachyderm dimension specimen in Bonaire 8/09 
 

Callyspongia species. Blue Callyspongia. A species of Hawaiian sponge found living exposed on the open reef (as opposed to cryptically hidden as most sponges). Hawai'i'.
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