Animal Biodiversity Table

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Sponges
asymmetrical, cellular, lack tissues and sessile
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Cnidarians
radial, tissue, nematocytes, 2 forms: medusa/hydra, jellyfish, coral, hydras
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Flatworms
bilateral , organ, organs, cephalization, tapeworm
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Annelids
aka "Segmented Worms"
bilateral, organ, body segments, complete digestive tract, marine seaworms and tubeworms
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Roundworms
bilateral, organ, no body segments
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Mollusks
bilateral, organ, mantle, visceral mass, muscular foot, radula
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