• Biology,  Zoology

    Phylum Cnidaria/Coelenterata

    Kingdom: Animalia Habitat: aquatic, mostly marine. Habit: solitary or colonial. Each individual is known as zooid. Symmetry: radially symmetrical Grade of organization: tissue grade of organization. Germ layer: diploblastic, outer ectoderm and inner endoderm. Mesogloea separates these two layers. The body has a single opening called hypostome surrounded by sensory tentacles. Coelom: gastrovascular cavity or coelenteron. Nematocyst: organ for capturing and paralyzing pray, present in tentacles Nutrition: holozoic Digestion is both intracellular and extracellular. Respiration and excretion are accomplished by simple diffusion. Circulatory system: absent Nervous system: poorly develop, Many forms exhibit polymorphism ie. Polyp and medusa. Polyps are sessile, asexual stage. Medusa are free swimming, sexual stage Metagenesis: asexual…


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