Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species
What do sponges eat?
Asked in Porifera (Sponges)
Why do nudibranches eat toxic sponges?
The reasons why any animal eats a particular organism is never clear. A top reason why Nudibranchs might eat 'toxic sponges' is that there was not much else available to eat and it was easy to eat the sponges. These sponges were a niche that was unfilled and the Nudibranches adapted to take it. The sponges are still partially toxic to Nudibranchs! They often have specially lined stomachs to protect them from the sponges sharp spicules and the toxins from the sponge accumulate in them. When a predator tries to eat a nudibranch it gets a nasty mouthful of these toxins.
Asked in Fan Fiction, Digestive System
Can you eat a sponge?
Yes, you can eat sponge. Although it is not good for you. If you crave sponge it is called pica. I have pica and crave sponges, when i think of sponges my mouth waters and I can't help myself. I remember my whole childhood of getting grounded because I ate all the sponges in my house. You cannot digest sponges and they can damage you permantly. I would not recomend eating sponges. As unfortuanately i can't stop.