• 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…

  • Biology,  Zoology

    Phylum Porifera

    Kingdom: Animalia Habitat: Aquatic, mostly marine, few are terrestrial Habit: They are solitary or colonial. Grade of organization: cellular grade of body Shape: Body shape is variable, mostly cylinder shaped Symmetry: Asymmetrical or radially symmetrical. Germ layer: Diploblastic animals. The adult body wall contains two layers, outer dermal layer and inner gastral layer. In between these two layers, there is a gelatinous and non-cellular mesoglea containing numerous free amoeboid cells. Coelom: Absent; acoelomate but spongocoel is present Surface of the body has numerous perforation called ostia (for the entry of water) and a large pore at the apex called osculum (for the exit of water). Water canal system present Endoskeleton:…


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