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.
Delicate, colorful corals, mother-of-pearl, and hexactinellid sponges (or glass sponges), such as Venus' flower basket (Euplectella aspergillum), are animals much appreciated for their beauty, although none so much as the pearl of an oyster, the most valuable object by weight and size obtained from an animal.