Carnivorous sponges

@article{Vacelet1995CarnivorousS,
  title={Carnivorous sponges},
  author={Jean Vacelet and Nicole Boury‐Esnault},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1995},
  volume={373},
  pages={333-335}
}
EXTREMELY food-poor environments, such as the deep sea, place extraordinary demands on organisms with respect to feeding, resulting in modifications of the feeding strategies found in shallow waters. A general rule is that macrophagy becomes a better strategy than microphagous suspension-feeding1–3. The characteristics by which phyla are defined, nonetheless, remain unchanged in these adaptations. We present here an apparently unique example of a fundamentally different body plan, derived from… Expand
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