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Kingdom Animalia - Animals are the "consumers" in the environment, either being herbivorous (plant eating), carnivorous (meat eating), or omnivorous (eating both plants and animals). Characteristics of at least 16 animal phyla can be examined in the illustrations below.

Examples and characteristics of 20 animal phyla (1).

Examples and characteristics of animal phyla (2).

Examples and characteristics of animal phyla (3).

Examples and characteristics of animal phyla (4).

Examples and characteristics of animal phyla (5).

Examples and characteristics of animal phyla (6).

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