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What are the characteristics of Balanoglossus?
Balanoglossus is a deuterostome, and resembles the Ascidians or sea squirts, in that it possesses branchial openings, or “gill slits”. It has a notochord in the upper part of the body and has no nerve chord. It does have a stomochord, however, which is a gut chord within the collar.
What is meant Balanoglossus?
Definition of Balanoglossus : a genus of marine burrowing wormlike animals that because of certain vertebratelike characters are not usually classed as chordates and made with certain closely related forms (such as Dolichoglossus) to constitute an order (Enteropneusta) of the Hemichorda.
What is the class of Balanoglossus?
Acorn wormBalanoglossus / Class
What is the common name of Balanoglossus?
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|› Balanoglossus Terminal (leaf) node.
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What is the other name of Balanoglossus?
What is the habit and habitat of Balanoglossus?
Balanoglossus is a burrowing and exclusively marine animal. It is found in shallow waters between tide marks along the coast of warm and temperate oceans. Balanoglossus is world-wide in distribution. Balanoglossus is tubicolous living in U-shaped burrows excavated in the sandy bottom.
What is the larva of Balanoglossus?
So, the correct answer is ‘Tornaria’
Write general characters of Balanoglossus. Balanoglossus is a worm similar to Protochordate. It lives in burrows inside the sand of seawater intertidal regions. It lives in tubes having IT shapes and these tubes open at both ends. It resembles earthworm in shape. Like a long worm, its body is cylindrical.
What are general characters of Balanoglossus?
Write general characters of Balanoglossus. Balanoglossus is a worm similar to Protochordate. It lives in burrows inside the sand of seawater intertidal regions. It lives in tubes having IT shapes and these tubes open at both ends. It resembles earthworm in shape. Like a long worm, its body is cylindrical. This species is known as Acorn Worm.
How does balanglossus move in its burrow?
In its burrow Balanoglossus lies in a twisted condition but its anterior and posterior extremities are straight. Knight Jones (1952) reported that the animal moves in its burrow with the help of cilia present all over the body. 2. External Morphology of Balanglossus:
When was Balanoglossus first discovered?
When first discovered by J. F. Eschscholtz at the Marshall Islands in 1825, Balanoglossus was described as a worm-like animal belonging to the Echinoderm order of Holothurians or sea-cucumbers.