Georgia Virtual Learning: Marine Invertebrates Terms
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Heterotrophic or detritivorous microscopic invertebrate animals that drift in the water.
Organism that are plankton temporarily such as larvae
Organisms that spend their entire lives as plankton.
Small aquatic animals that form moss-like or branching colonies
An animal phylum comprising the sponges
Small particles of dead or decaying organisms
Animal phylum-group which contains hydras, jellyfish, sea anemones, and corals
Animal phylum that has characteristic stinging structures
Animal phylum of the comb jelly
Animal phylum with exoskeletons, often covered with spines and radical symmetry (sea stars, urchins, cucumbers, and sand dollars.)
Invertebrate animal phylum with mantle and soft unsegmented body
An animal phylum consisting of organisms with a segmented body, jointed limbs, and a shell made of chitin.
Animal phylum consisting of organisms with a dorsal nerve cord, notochord, and gill slits.
Marine mollusks with an ink sac, such as octopus, squid, and cuttlefish
A mollusk with two hinged valves such as an oyster, clam, scallop, or mussel
Mollusks with a single coiled shell, muscular foot, and eyes and feelers (snail, limpets, slugs)