Last updated: October 4, 2017 at 3:07 am
8,840 m (29,000 ft) – Carnivorous sponge of the family Cladorhizidae discovered in 1994. It preys on crustaceans and other small animals.
Vacelet, J. & Boury-Esnault, N. (1995). “Carnivorous sponges”. Nature. 373 (6512): 333–335. doi:10.1038/373333a0
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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.