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Organisms: Animals

Animals are grouped by similar traits and named using binomial nomenclature (genus species).

KINGDOM: ANIMALIA

We will explore parts of Phylum Chordata -
or VERTEBRATES - animals with backbones

 MAMMALIA
Marine Mammals
FISH -
3 TYPES
  REPTILIA
 C: CETACEANS -
(whales and dolphins)

baleen vs. toothed

SIRENIA -
(dugongs and manatees)
OSTEICHTHYES
(bony fish)

AGNATHA
lampreys and hagfish
 
jawless fish   
C: CHELONIA -
 (Sea Turtles)

scutes vs.
no scutes


CHONDRICHTHYES
(sharks and rays)

cartilaginous skeleton
 
 


        We will explore parts of the animal phyla without backbones -
INVERTEBRATES

  Invertebrates include all animals that do not belong the phylum Chordata. Common examples include clams, snails, spiders, cockroach, worms, star fish, octopus.
  P: Cnidaria      P: Mollusca
 Echinoder-
mata
 Porifera  Arthropoda
(largest phylum)
 Ctnephora
ANTHOZOA/
HYDROZOA
 Cephalopods        
C: ANTHOZOA -
(corals, sea anemones, sea pens and pansies)

stony (6 tentacles) vs. soft (8 tentacles)
    
 squids,
octopus,
cuttlefish
nautilus
 star fish
sea urchins
sea cucumbers
brittle stars
 sponges  crayfish
crab
 comb jellies
HYDROZOA -
(fire coral)
 Clams and snails
oysters
               
 portugese man-of-war
     


OTHER INVERTEBRATES

Platyhelminthes - Taenia (tapeworm), Fasciola (liver fluke).

Aschelminthes - Ascaris (round worm), Wuchereria (filaria worm), Ancylostoma (hookworm).

Annelida - Nereis, Pheretima (earthworm) and Hirudinaria (blood sucking leech).

TEXAS ANIMALS
Link to Marine Organisms
http://txmarspecies.tamug.edu/
https://tpwd.texas.gov/landwater/water/aquaticspecies/marine.phtml

Invertebrate Identification by State of Texas 
http://txmarspecies.tamug.edu/pdfs%5CIDinverts.pdf?CFID=1105599&CFTOKEN=60676613

Marine Fish Identification by State of Texas 
http://txmarspecies.tamug.edu/pdfs%5CIDfishes.pdf?CFID=1105599&CFTOKEN=60676613
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