Write the characteristics of the following :- jellyfish, Kingdom, animalia

Asked by ompadale0 | 26th Nov, 2018, 06:16: PM

Expert Answer:

Jellyish belongs to phylum Coelenterata (Cnidaria), kingdom Animalia.

Characteristics of coelenterates:

  • Have a two-layered body wall which encloses a single cavity in which digestion takes place.
  • Possess a body cavity which opens by a mouth at one end only.
  • There are finger-like projections called tentacles present near the mouth for catching food.
  • Nervous system is primitive; has only a network of nerve cells.
  • Corals develop hard exoskeletons made of lime or calcium carbonate from their secretions. These structures are not bones.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 27th Nov, 2018, 11:58: AM