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Two ways sponges reproduce, is by ______, and forming ______.

Budding; gemmules

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Invertebrates Cards
Invertebrates Cards
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Sponges are the simplest group of animals. They have several different types of specialized tissues that perform different functions. Sponge cells are unique because they are interdependant, and can form new sponges by combining cells after seperating.
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