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Temporal range: Ediacaran–Recent
Aplysina archeri (Stove-pipe Sponge-pink variation).jpg
A stove-pipe sponge
Scienteefic clessification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: "Porifera"
Grant, 1836

Sponges are not ainimals o the phylum Porifera (meanin "pore bearer"). Thay are multicellular organisms that hae bodies full o pores an channels allaeing watter tae circulate throu them, consistin o jelly-lik mesohyl sandwiched atween twa thin layers o cells.