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Stars with Animals Named After Them

SpongeBob SquarePants' Fungus

Scientific Name: Spongiforma squarepantsii

New to science in 2011, Spongiforma squarepantsii is a species of fungus that produces sponge-like, rubbery orange fruit bodies that resume their original shape if water is squeezed out...just like the loveable cartoon. —Xfinity Entertainment Programmers

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