Animal Phyla

Name the 35* phyla in the Animal Kingdon
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Meaning
Phylum
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Thorny headed worms
Acanthocephala
Parasites
Without gut
Acoelomorpha
Very small, flattened worms, almost entirely marine
Little ring
Annelida
Includes earthworms and leeches
Jointed foot
Arthropoda
Includes spiders and shrimp
Arm foot
Brachiopoda
Commonly called "lamp shells"
Moss animals
Bryozoa
Filter-feeding aquatic invertebrates
Longhair jaw
Chaetognatha
Arrow worms, a major component of plankton worldwide
With a cord
Chordata
Includes the blue whale and peregrine falcon
Stinging nettle
Cnidaria
Jellyfish, sea anemones
Comb bearer
Ctenophora
Predators propelled by cilia
Wheel carrying
Cycliophora
Three species discovered since 1995
Spiny skin
Echinodermata
Includes starfish and sea cucumbers
Inside anus
Entoprocta
Sessile aquatic animals
Hair stomach
Gastrotrichia
Microscopic freshwater and marine animals
Jaw orifice
Gnathostomulida
Microscopic marine animals
Half cord
Hemichordata
Acorn worms
Motion snout
Kinorhynca
Tiny invertebrates also known as mud dragons
Corset bearer
Loricifera
22 described species
Tiny jaw animals
Micrognathozoa
One known species discovered in Greenland in 1994
Soft
Mollusca
Squid and snails
Thread like
Nematoda
Roundworms
Thread form
Nematophora
Called "Gordian worms" because they often tie themselves in knots
A sea nymph
Nemertea
Ribbon worms, once specimen of which was estimated at 177' long
Claw bearer
Onychophora
Segmented with multiple pairs of legs
Straight swim
Orthonectida
Microscopic parasites of marine invertebrates
Zeus's mistress
Phoronida
Filter-feeding marine animals
Flat animals
Placozoa
One known species, the trichoplax
Flat worms
Platyhelminthes
Flatworms
Pore bearer
Porifera
Sponges
Little priapus
Priapulida
Marine worm
Lozenge animal
Rhombozoa
Tiny parasites that live in cephalopods
Wheel bearer
Rotifera
May be free-swimming or sessile
Small tube
Sipuncula
Possibly a subgroup of the earthworm phylum
Slow step
Tardigrada
Also known as water bears and moss piglets
Strange flatworm
Xenoturbilleda
Two marine species
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