Threatened species of Porifera

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Other Names:
Sponges under threat of extinction

5,000 living sponge species are known, of which 150 occur in freshwater and the rest in the sea. The survival of sponges, the most primitive of multicellular animals, may be threatened due to pollution, disease, exploitation, or hurricanes.

Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
16.04.2019 – 16:26 CEST