8 Body Structures *epidermis: outer layer of cells · 2 cell layers (also known as germ layers)*epidermis: outer layer of cells*gastrodermis: inner layer of cells· Mesoglea: jellylike substance between layers· Gastrovascular cavity: hollow gut· Mouth: single openingTentacles: flexible extensions around mouth
9 Feeding and Defense · All have cnidocytes *Specialized cells for defense and capturing prey.*Each cnidocyte has a nematocyst, which has a long filament coiled inside it.*When cnidocyte is “triggered”, the nematocyst pushes filament out: capture prey with poison then tentacles push prey into gastrovascular cavity through the mouth. Enzymes digest the food, lining of gut absorbs nutrients. The waste products out through mouth.
10 CnidocyteTo the right is a nematocyst prior to firing and after. You can see the stinging portion which would embedded in the skin.
11 Nervous System *No brain. *Nerve net is a diffuse web of nerve cells.*No brain.*Enables cnidarians to respond to stimuli in the environment.*Coordinates feeding and traveling.
12 Classification 3 classes under the phylum Cnidaria. 1. Hydrozoa: medusa form or polyp form or both.2. Scyphozoa: most of life as medusa form.3. Anthozoa: only as polyp form.
13 1. Class Hydrozoa· 3,700 species (fresh water and salt water which means marine habitats)·Live as colonial organismsExs:A.Obelia: all polyp formsB. Portuguese Man-of-War: live as a colony of polyps and medusa formsC. Fresh water hydra
16 Hydra ·Only as polyp forms ·Not colonial ·1 to 4 cm in length ·Most are white or brown, some green because of symbiotic algae that live in it.·Attach to rocks or water plants in pondsCan move from one place to another
17 Asexual ReproductionDone by buds during warm weather
18 Sexual Reproduction · Only in the fall when temperatures are cool · Eggs produced in ovaries· Sperm produced in testes· Either male or female or hermaphroditeFertilized egg develops into embryo which then forms into new hydra
19 2. Class Scyphozoa · Dominant life form is medusa · 200 species · Cup animals· Dominant life form is medusa· 200 species· Jellyfish (Aurelia)2 cm to 4 m
21 3. Class Anthozoa · 6,100 marine species ·Sea anemones and corals · Flower animals· 6,100 marine species·Sea anemones and coralsOnly in polyp form
22 Sea Anemones · Attach to rocks in coastal areas · Feed on fish and smaller animals that come near their tentacles· One exception: the clownfish has a symbiotic relationship with the anemone. The tentacles of the anemone protect the clownfish from predators and the clownfish drives away other fish that would eat the anemone.
23 Corals ·Live in colonies Cements its calcium carbonate skeleton to each other. When it dies, other polyps continue to live on this foundation. Thousands of years later, a coral reef is formed, but only the top layer is living. This coral reef provides food and shelter for fish and other invertebrates. Coral reefs are usually in shallow depths, and in warm, clear waters. The coral reefs have symbiotic algae that live in them. This is one reason why they are in shallow depths, so that the algae can photosynthesize.
26 Phylum Ctenophora · Comb holders *comb-like rows of cilia · 100 marine species· Comb holders*comb-like rows of cilia*look like jellyfish, so sometimes called comb jellies
27 Difference from Cnidarians · Do not pulsate through water but use cilia to move· Do not have cnidocytes but have colloblasts, which secrete sticky substance, which sticks to prey.· Have sensory structure called apical organ at one end of body.· Most are hermaphrodites· They are bioluminescent which means they are able to produce light.