Flashcards in Phylum Annelida Deck (11)
what groups comprise annelida?
characteristics of annelids?
-terrestrial and aquatic
scientific name for earthworm
scientific name for leech
scientific name for clamworm
nervous system of annelids
-well developed central nervous system
-ventral nerve cord
what are parapodia and chaetae?
help with traction during movement (some groups have this, polychaeta)
-lateral extensions (parapodia) with bristles (chaetae)
what is the clitellum? (on earthworms)
secretes mucous that holds 2 worms together during mating and produces a cocoon
what are chaetae?
what are nephridiopores?
tiny pores (allow nephridia to excrete nitrogenous waste)