Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource: Corals, Jellyfish, Sponges and Other Simple Animals

By Catherine Allen

Grzimek's pupil Animal lifestyles source: Corals, Jellyfish, Sponges and different easy Animals bargains readers complete and easy-to-use info on Earth's animals. Entries are prepared by way of taxonomy, the technological know-how in which residing issues are categorized into similar teams. every one access contains sections on actual features; geographic variety; habitat; vitamin; habit and replica; animals and folks; and conservation prestige. relations entries are by means of a number of species bills and a variety map and photograph or representation for every species. Entries finish with a listing of books, periodicals, and websites that could be used for additional research.

This quantity of Grzimek's scholar Animal lifestyles source: Corals, Jellyfish, Sponges and different basic Animals contains a pronunciation advisor for clinical names, a thesaurus, an summary of birds, an inventory of species within the set through biome, a listing of species by means of geographic position, and an index. the quantity has approximately 2 hundred full-color maps, photographs, and illustrations to brighten up the textual content, and sidebars offer extra proof and similar info.

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Xi phrases to understand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xv discovering Corals, Jellyfishes, Sponges, and different easy Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xix Sponges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Placozoans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eleven Salinella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Rhombozoans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Orthonectidans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Anemones and corals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Hydroids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty two field jellies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty three Jellyfish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty seven Comb jellies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty seven Acoels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy four Contents v Turbellarians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . seventy eight Flukes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Monogeneans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety seven Tapeworms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Anoplans and enoplans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Rotifers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Gastrotrichs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Kinorhynchs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Roundworms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Secernenteans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Hair worms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Thorny-headed worms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Entoprocts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred fifty five Jaw animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred sixty Gnathostomulids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Priapulans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 Girdle wearers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Wheel wearers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 Sea lilies and feather stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181 Sea stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 Sea daisies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 hundred Brittle and basket stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 Sea urchins and sand funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 vi Grzimek’s scholar Animal existence source Sea cucumbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 Arrow worms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 Hemichordates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241 Sea squirts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 Salps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 Larvaceans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263 Sorberaceans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 Lancelets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271 Species record via Biome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxvii Species record by means of Geographic variety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xxix Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lxxix Contents vii Reader’s advisor Grzimek’s scholar Animal lifestyles source: Corals, Jellyfishes, Sponges, and different basic Animals deals readers entire and easy-to-use details on Earth’s basic animals. Phylum entries supply an summary of a gaggle of sessions, and sophistication entries offer an outline of a specific category. Entries are prepared by way of taxonomy, the technological know-how by which residing issues are categorized into similar teams. each one access comprises sections on actual features; geographic diversity; habitat; nutrition; habit and replica; animals and folks; and conservation prestige. All entries are via a number of species money owed with an identical info in addition to a spread map and picture or representation for every species.

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