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Cnidarian

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noun, plural: cnidarians

Any of the animals belonging to Phylum Cnidaria


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Cnidarians such as jellyfishes, sea anemones, corals, hydras, etc. are animals characterized by having cnidae, which are specialized cellular structures that fire off thread-like tubules producing a stinging effect.


Word origin: Latin cnīdē (nettle)

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Phyla Porifera and Cnidaria

I am 100% sure about that one. Not sure what part of the question needs explaining, it is simply asking how cnidarians capture and ingest/digest prey. The nematocysts (google this word, there is HEAPS of information about them) allow the animal to hold the prey and venom is injected. ...

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by firechild
Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:09 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Phyla Porifera and Cnidaria
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Views: 13540

Re: Phyla Porifera and Cnidaria

... Most species also produce venoms that are injected via the nematocysts to disable prey. Nematocysts cause the prey to "stick" to the cnidarian. What adaptations of sponges and cnidarians have helped them to endure for so long on earth? Basic body plan and rapid asexual reproduction ...

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by firechild
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:23 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Phyla Porifera and Cnidaria
Replies: 3
Views: 13540

Comparing digestive systems in invertebrates

... egestion. Digestive system of Ascaris is complete with mouth at one end and anus at the other. Digestive system of planarian resembles that of a cnidarian because both are blind, bag like with a single opening and few other similarities.

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by freshbiology
Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:39 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Comparing digestive systems in invertebrates
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Views: 4843

Comparing digestive systems in invertebrates

Compare the digestive systems of planarian to that of Ascaris, and how does a planarian's digestive system resemble a cnidarian(jellyfish)?

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by jeffding
Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:55 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Comparing digestive systems in invertebrates
Replies: 2
Views: 4843

New Find in Antarctica

... species finding" or something along those lines. But this glass tulip looking specimen is really cool, it looked like it belonged to the cnidarian phylum. I will look it up and find more details and videos and post it online for your guys enjoyment, if you find any info on, post it as ...

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by Darwin420
Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:28 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: New Find in Antarctica
Replies: 6
Views: 3729
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