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pore- bearing animals ... this group contains the simplest animals on Earth, sponges.
stinging animals ... contains animals such as jellyfish, sea anemones and coral. All these animals have a jelly-like body and microscopic stinging cells called nematocysts
segmented animals... contains worms with segments. Includes earthworms, many marine worms and leeches. All these animals have a soft body, a coelomic cavity,
soft bodied animals... consists of animals with soft bodies like snails, slugs, octopus, squid, clams, mussels, and chitons. These animals have eyes, brain, a nervous system, and organs.
skinny skinned animals... contains animals with spiny skin such as sea urchins, sea stars, brittle stars and sea cucumbers.
jointed- legged animals ... this group contains animals with exoskeletons and jointed legs such as crabs, insects, spiders, and shrimp.
coloration helps animals blend in with their surroundings.
spots and stripes break up the body shape of some fishes and conceal them against their backgrounds.
False Eye Spots
Unusual color patterns may hide vulnerable parts of an animal's body.
protective coloration... viewed from above, dark backs blend with the darkness of the deep ocean. From below, it is difficult for predators to see light bellies against bright sunlit surface waters.
that attracts attention and advertises a special service... predators recognize this bright color patterns of cleaners and do not harm them because of the useful service they perform
coloration is a warning to would be attackers to stay away Ex. Lionfishdsx
the swiftest of all fishes
elongated, arrow-like fishes
flat, pancake- shape fishes
puffers and ballonfishes
fishes flattened from side to side
flashlight fish and have own built in light system to confuse predators and locate food
look like whiskers and use them in muddy waters to detect food
fleshy fishing lure to attract prey...
feed on foods others can't ... long mouths like the butterfly fish can reach in cracks to get food
special body organs that produce electricity ex. electric eel
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