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Neptune's cup sponge information, facts - classicanimal

Neptune's cup sponge is a large-size marine sponge species. Those sponges are first found in 1822. Those look like a large wing cup. This is a very large sponge species that can grow up to 1 meter in height and width. Because of its large size, it was used as a bathtub for children.

INFORMATION

NAME & SCIENTIFIC NAME

Their scientific name is Cliona patera. It was named 'Neptune's cup sponge' after its wine-glass shape. They are also known as 'Neptune's cup'.

Common Name: Neptune's cup sponge
Scientific Name: Cliona patera
Other Name: Neptune's cup

SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION

Neptune's cup sponges belong to the family Clionaidae and the genus of Cliona. It is a species of sponges. The species was thought to be extinct since the late 1900s due to overharvesting.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Porifera
Class: Demospongiae
Order: Clionaida
Family: Clionaidae
Genus: Cliona
Species: C. patera
Conservation Status: Unknown

HABITAT & LIVING LOCATION

Neptune's cup sponge is found in Singapore's St. John's Island, Thailand, Cambodia. They are habitats such as sandy bottom in the sea.

Living Locations: Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia
Habitat: Sandy bottom

APPEARANCE

Neptune's cup sponge is a large-sized sponge species. They can reach over a meter in height and width.

SHORT FACTS

  • Neptune's cup sponge was first found in 1822.
  • This is one of the large cup-shaped marine sponges.
  • Neptune's cup sponge is a very large sponge that can reach over a meter in height and width.
  • Once upon a time, fully grown Neptune cups were used as bathtubs for children.

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