Phylum Echinodermata- Characteristics, classification, examples

Phylum Echinodermata

Echinodermata (Echinoderms) Definition Echinoderms are enterocoelous coelomates with pentamerous radial symmetry, without distinct head or brain having a calcareous endoskeleton of separate plates or pieces and a peculiar water vascular system of coelomic origin with podia or tube-feet projecting out of the body. Phylum Echinodermata Characteristics They are exclusively marine and are among the most common and widely distributed marine …

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Characteristics of Invertebrates with examples

Characteristics of Invertebrates

Habitat They are found in seas, freshwater, air, land from snow to desert. 80% are found in terrestrial habitat. Most successful invertebrates of the lands are Arthropods. Protozoans are free-living, parasites or commensals. Sponges and Coelenterates are aquatic animals. Numerical Strength Among 1.25 million animal species, 95% (1.2 million) are invertebrates. Among 1.2 million invertebrates, 1 million are Arthropods. Shape …

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