Loyola University Chicago

General Biology Lab II

12 - Phyla Porifera and Cnidaria

In this lab exercise, you observed the wide diversity of animals in the phyla Porifera and Cnidaria. You will be expected to recognize each group and their distinguishing characteristics. Consult your lab manual for the role of each in its environment, the structures that you will need to recognize on each specimen, and their functions.  As in all exercises, concentrate on those structures in bold face type and those that you were asked to label on your diagrams.

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grantia-40x grantia-100x grantia-400x
obelia-40x obelia-40x-2 sponge
sponge-canal hydra anemone-1