An Examination of Selected Animal Phyla

Purpose:  The purpose of this lab is to introduce the student to examples of organisms belonging to selected phyla in the animal Kingdom.

Materials and Methods:  This lab requires preserved organisms and preserved slides of the instructors choice.

Experiment:  Examine the preserved specimens and slides arranged in the lab.   

Conclusion:  (Please use your text or the internet as a resource for the questions below.)

In the tables shown below, arrange the organisms that you examined with the correct phyla.  List major or distinguishing features of each phylum.

Phylum            Organism(s) Examined   Distinguishing Feature(s)

Porifera

   
Cnidaria
   
Platyhelminthes
   
Nematoda
   
Mollusca
   
Annelida
   
Arthropoda
   
Echinodermata
   
Chordata
   

 

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