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What is Starazoa?

Postby Venc » Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:43 am

Hello,

I'm trying to find out what is Starazoa. I been looking around on google and other search engines but it does not appear anywhere.

I think my professor said it was the fifth class of Mollusk, but I'm not sure, as he didn't want to repeat what he said in class.

If anyone has any idea on what it is and some info on it, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks
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Postby TheVirus » Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:48 am

Maybe you mean Staurozoa. That's a kind of jellyfish.
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Re: What is Starazoa?

Postby TheVirus » Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:51 am

Are you sure it's Starazoa?
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Postby Venc » Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:53 am

Thanks.

TheVirus - I'm not sure how it is spelled, someone wrote the name for me. But I believe it has to do with the fifth group/phylum/class of an Interbrate, as the chapter in which it was lecture is "Coelomate Invertebrates"
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Postby TheVirus » Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:59 am

Mmm...I'm afraid i don't really know, then. All i know is about a jellyfish with a similar name, but i've no idea what a coelomate is.
Sorry.
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Postby Venc » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:04 am

TheVirus wrote:Mmm...I'm afraid i don't really know, then. All i know is about a jellyfish with a similar name, but i've no idea what a coelomate is.
Sorry.


I might be confused, as he just named it on the review pretty quickly without much explanation, other than it was the fifth phylum/class of something, which I thought it was Mollusks as he was talking about them.

Thanks for your help, I really needed to know what it was for my exam tomorrow :D
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Postby TheVirus » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:16 am

You're welcome. I wish i could be of any more help.
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Re: What is Starazoa?

Postby rosalin » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:30 pm

i think you're really talking about cnidarians belonging to the class staurozoa (also called stauromedusae). these are peculiar because, unlike their fellow cnidarians, staurrozoans are 'stalked' & do not enter the medusa stage, spending their entire lives attached to a substrate instead.

try the following & see if that's what you were looking for:

http://scienceblogs.com/deepseanews/200 ... lucern.php

http://thescyphozoan.ucmerced.edu/Org/J ... 04Jun.html
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Postby TheVirus » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:27 pm

Yeah, that's what i thought.
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:34 am

btw coelomatae just means "that have a coelome", or an internal body cavity. Everything from earthworms up have it
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Re: What is Starazoa?

Postby Chroma » Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:30 am

And if its definitely a coelomate then that would exclude cnidarians...

The only thing I could thing of would be Asteroidea, which is both an invertebrate and coelomate. It doesn't sound the same but asteroid/star are conceivably confusable.
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