why is euplectella called venus flower basket

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Body structure of the sponge Euplectella is cylindrical like a flower vase with a height of 25 cm. It is home for a male and female shrimp that is why it is called venus flower basket. It is made up of silica so it looks like glass. These sponges live in deep sea with strong anchorage to the sea bed.


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. Euplectella aspergillum or Venus' flower baskets are deep sea animals. They are known as glass sponges as their bodies are entirely composed of silica.The name Venus’s flower basket derives from the sponges’ delicate, white, lattice-like skeletons made of silica.
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