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Grzimek's pupil Animal lifestyles source: Corals, Jellyfish, Sponges and different uncomplicated Animals deals readers complete and easy-to-use details on Earth's animals. Entries are prepared by means of taxonomy, the technology during which residing issues are categorised into similar teams. each one access contains sections on actual features; geographic diversity; habitat; nutrition; habit and copy; animals and other people; and conservation prestige. relations entries are via a number of species bills and a spread map and picture or representation for every species. Entries finish with an inventory of books, periodicals, and sites that could be used for extra research.

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

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The division of the body is much sharper in males than in females. In females numerous eggs form a compact mass that occupies most of the body. In males the sperm mass is in the middle third of the body. Geographic range: R. ophiocomae lives off the coasts of France, Great Britain, Italy, and Washington and California in the United States. Habitat: R. ophiocomae lives in the reproductive and digestive tracts of dwarf brittle stars. Diet: R. ophiocomae absorbs nutrients in the host’s cells. Behavior and reproduction: R.

Some medusae and polyp colonies inflict severe stings on humans. CONSERVATION STATUS Hydroids are not threatened or endangered.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Books: Barnes, R. S. , Peter Calow, and Peter Olive. The Invertebrates: A Synthesis. 3rd ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2001. , Gary J. Brusca, and Nancy Haver. Invertebrates. 2nd ed. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer, 2002. Salinella 17 RHOMBOZOANS Rhombozoa ■ Phylum: Rhomobozoa Number of families: 3 families ■ phylum class subclass order monotypic order suborder family phylumC H A P T E R PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS Rhombozoans (RAHM-boh-ZOH-uhns) are parasites (PAIRuh-sites) that live in the kidneys of bottom-dwelling octopuses, cuttlefish, and sometimes squid.

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