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Number of body volumes that sponge can filter Sponges phylum Porifera ≤50,000 sponge body volumes/24 hours 113270 Keren R, Lavy A, Mayzel B...
Sponges arised (in evolution) at least as early as Sponges phylum Porifera 600 Mya 113285 Taylor MW, Radax R, Steger D...
Fraction of sponges within a community in which the presence of photosynthetic symbionts can occur Sponges phylum Porifera ≤85 % 114511 Blackall LL, Wilson B...
Concentration of bacteria Sponges phylum Porifera bacteriosponges 10^8-10^10: low-microbial-abundance sponges (as natural sea water) 10^5-10^6 bacteria/gram of sponge wet weight 113277 Hentschel, U., Usher...
Number of formally described sponge species Sponges phylum Porifera 6000 formally described species 113275 Hentschel, U., Usher...
Number of choanocyte chambers in sponge tissue and number of choanocytes per chamber Sponges phylum Porifera choanocyte chambers ~10^7/cm^3: choanocytes per choanocyte chamber ≤150 N/A 113288 Taylor MW, Radax R, Steger D...
Size range (for information on largest sponge see Comments section) Sponges phylum Porifera a few millimeters to nearly 2 meters N/A 113276 Hentschel, U., Usher...
Concentration of bacteria Sponges phylum Porifera ≤10^10 bacteria/ml sponge volume 113272 Keren R, Lavy A, Mayzel B...
Amount of water pumped through a 1-kg sponge in a single day Sponges phylum Porifera ≤24,000 liters/day 113284 Taylor MW, Radax R, Steger D...
Fraction of bacterial cells removed from the inhalant seawater by the filtering activities of the sponge Sponges phylum Porifera ≤96 % 113287 Taylor MW, Radax R, Steger D...
Number of animals in which the ability to walk on water has independently evolved Metazoa animals >1200 species 116189 Mammola S, Michalik P...
16S rRNA gene sequences derived from marine sponges compared with those from marine bacterioplankton Various Figure - link % 113280 Hentschel, U., Usher...
Number of rod-shaped bacterial cells in small, filamentous, or stellate chains that survive Ochromonas predation Nanoflagellate Ochromonas spp. ≤900 cells per chain 115657 Young KD. The selective...
Number of described species Invertebrates ~1.4 million species 117270 Régnier C et al., Mass...
Number of genera in bacterial phylum bacteria Firmicutes ≥250: Bacteroidetes >20 Genera 109666 Zhang H et al., Human...
Summary of comparative diversity among animal taxa at various levels Coral Table - link N/A 114520 Blackall LL, Wilson B...
Concentration of planctomycetes (a phylum of aquatic bacteria) in P3 alkaline compartment of hindgut Termite Cubitermes ugandensis ≤2.6e+9 planctomycetes/ml 104952 Köhler T, Stingl U, Meuser K...
Extensive variation in genome size within and among the main groups of life Various Figure - link Log10 C-value (Mb) 110282 Gregory TR. Synergy between...
Number of species in different animal phyla classified according to habitat Various Table - link N/A 101843 May RM. How Many Species...
Fraction of viral particles removed from seawater Red Sea sponge Negombata magnifica 23 % 113290 Taylor MW, Radax R, Steger D...