Euplectella


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Noun1.Euplectella - a genus of HyalospongiaeEuplectella - a genus of Hyalospongiae    
sponge genus - a genus of Porifera
class Hyalospongiae, Hyalospongiae - sponges with siliceous spicules that have six rays; choanocytes are restricted to finger-shaped chambers
Venus's flower basket - a deep-water marine sponge having a cylindrical skeleton of intricate glassy latticework; found in the waters of the East Indies and the eastern coast of Asia
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The species, Euplectella aspergillum, is made entirely of glass.
Aizenberg's team studied Euplectella, commonly called a Venus's Flower Basket, a cylindrical sponge made of a natural glass called biosilica that generally grows to about six inches in length.
The sponge in the study, Euplectella, lives in the depths of the ocean in the tropics and grows to about half a foot in length.