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You are examining a free-living animal that has a thin, solid body with two surfaces. Into what phylum is this organism classified? Explain.

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The free-living animal that I have discovered belongs to the phylum Platyhelminthes, since animals under this classification are characterized by flat and thin body with two surfaces. Additionally, they are also acoelomates, bilaterally symmetrical, and triploblastic. Most of them are parasitic, while some of them could be free-living, just like the one that I have discovered that belongs to the class Turbellaria.

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