Biology (MindTap Course List)

11th Edition
Eldra Solomon + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337392938



Biology (MindTap Course List)

11th Edition
Eldra Solomon + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337392938
Chapter 31.1, Problem 3LO
Textbook Problem

Identify characteristics of ctenophores.

Summary Introduction

To identify: The characteristics of ctenophores.

Introduction: Ctenophores are free-swimming, marine organisms. There are 150 species of ctenophores present approximately. Bioluminescence is well-marked in ctenophores. Body wall of ctenophores consists of three layers, namely outer epidermis, inner gastrodermis, and middle mesoglea.

Explanation of Solution

The characteristics of ctenophores are as follows:

  1. 1. Comb-like ciliary plates are present for swimming.
  2. 2. They also possess special adhesive cells called as colloblasts for capturing the prey.
  3. 3. Two anal pores are present.
  4. 4. They are acelomates with biradial symmetry body structure...

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