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The Mollusks of the Arid Southwest

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However, far more variety actually exists than we have space to discuss in detail (Figure 8.37). It is the most common flagellated protist of the human di- gestive tract. Light’s Manual: Intertidal Invertebrates of the Central California Coast, 3rd Ed. The major blood vessels include a middorsal longitudinal vessel, which carries blood anteriorly, and a midventral vessel, which carries blood posteriorly. Interspecific aggression by scleractinian corals: Why the race is not only to the swift.

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Rotifera X: Rotifer Research: Trends, New Tools and Recent

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The fe- male system sometimes includes seminal receptacles. However, the syncarids, almost all dendrobranchiate shrimps, and most euphausids shed the zygotes direct- ly into the water. Nervous System and Sense Organs In concert with their sessile lifestyle and the general re- duction of the anterior end, the ectoproct nervous sys- tem and sense organs are predictably reduced. The pinacoderm of asconoid and very simple syconoid sponges has specialized cells called porocytes.

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Spineless Wonders: Strange Tales from the Invertebrate World

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Most adults live in fresh water, among lit- ter and algal mats near the edges of ponds and streams. In the chitons, the mantle cavity forms a pallial groove extending along the body margin and encircling the foot (Figure 20.4). Make sure you record where you are getting your information from. Grades are groups of animals classified together on the basis of levels of functional or morphological complexity. Other noteworthy trends from the ancestral hy- drozoan condition to the anthozoans are progressively more complex gastrovascular and nervous systems, and a marked increase in the degree of cellularity of the mes- enchyme.

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The Sphecidae (Hymenoptera) of Fennoscandia and Denmark

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The synopses provide brief di- agnoses and comments on the biology of each order. Bathocyroe fosteri gen. et sp. nov., a mesopelagic ctenophore observed and collected from a sub- mersible. The method of initiating contraction of these different pumps (the pacemaker mechanisms) may be intrinsic (originating within the musculature of the structure it- self) or extrinsic (originating from motor nerves arising outside the structure). Morphological and developmental affinities of the lophophorates.

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Earthworms and their Allies

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Many oth- ers, however, have groups of segments specialized for different functions and are thus heteronomous (Figures 13.2 and 13.4). You can print out a cover if you like or draw your own cover. Invertebrates are certainly the most abundant animals on earth, but how did they get here and how did all of their diverse forms come about? Descriptive terms that designate the num- ber of axes in a spicule end in the suffix -axon (e.g., mon- axon, triaxon). UNCORRECTED PAGE PROOFS the arthropods and their dominant position in the ani- mal world.

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Metal Catalysed Reactions in Ionic Liquids: 29 (Catalysis by

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This provides them with very good eyesight. Thrips are mostly herbivores or predators, and many pollinate flowers. The dorsal and ventral thickenings house longitudinal nerve cords; the lateral thickenings contain excretory canals (when present, as they are in some secernen- teans) and neurons. The recognition of the various levels of organization and complexity among poriferans allows one to quickly and simply describe a sponge’s basic anatomical plan. Molting is a process common to many invertebrates through which a growing insect sheds its former exoskeleton and grows a new one.

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A Manual of the Common Invertebrate Animals: Exclusive of

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In this volume, dozens of full-color photographs enable readers to learn about the needs, life cycle, and food preferences of these long-bodied insects. more... The first and most obvious method is to observe the extent of invagination by the introvert. Highlighting parallels and contrasts between groups, the book integrates... more... Apparently, each polyp meta- morphoses directly into a single medusa, rather than undergoing strobilation as the scyphozoan polyps do.

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The invertebrates: Function and form a laboratory guide

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The myriapod collections are also among the largest in North America. Do the birds and amphibians lapbook pieces. Elsevier/North-Holland, New York. [Proceedings of the Symposium on Settlement and Meta- morphosis of Marine Invertebrate Larvae, Am. Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it. Each of these ves- sels joins with an efferent “ring” vessel (also U- shaped), which drains blood from the lophophore.

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Protozoa and Other Protists

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Biologists may present their ideas on such matters of relationship in the form of trees, classifications, or narrative discussions (evolutionary scenarios). Gas- trulation is by ingression or invagination, and results in a mouthless, double-layered planula larva; when in- vagination occurs, the blastopore closes. Hirudinoideans, like oligochaetes, are clitellate, hermaphroditic annelids and have com- plex reproductive organs (Figure 13.37A,B).

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Zoology of the Invertebrate Animals

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The phyla start to break the animals (or plants, fungi, etc) into smaller and more recognizable groups. Cleavage is holo- blastic, but not clearly spiral or radial. The protonephridia lie on each side of the gut as single cells or clusters of cells that lead to long, coiled nephridioducts (Figure 12.10). Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc. 1997 Feb;72(1):1-60. Southward (eds.), Advances in Marine Biology, vol. 24. For these animals, now encased in a rigid outer cov- ering, growth was no longer a simple process of gradual increase in body size.

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