Hemichordata balanoglossus. Balanoglossus: Habitat, Development and Affinities 2018-12-24

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Hemichordata World Database

hemichordata balanoglossus

Saunders College Publishing, Fort Worth. A second trans­verse groove divides the embryo into ante­rior, middle and posterior regions, the be­ginning of proboscis, collar and trunk. Other graptolites may have been connected to gas-filled sacs, keeping them buoyant. At this stage the embryo is covered with short cilia and a ring of stronger cilia. The tentacles are special for feeding on particles suspended in the water. However, hemichordates are not classified as true chordates, although they are quite closely related. The posterior part of the oesophagus reduce in diameter and has deeply furrowed epithelium.


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ADW: Balanoglossus: CLASSIFICATION

hemichordata balanoglossus

Balanoglossus is tubicolous living in U-shaped burrows excavated in the sandy bottom. The nervous system in both the groups is intraepidermal. The blood flows anteriorly through the dorsal vessel. The adult hemichordate body and body cavities, or coeloms, are divided into three basic parts: the proboscis, collar, and trunk. They possess glomerulus in proboscis coelom as an excretory organ.

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Acorn worm

hemichordata balanoglossus

The collar is modified to produce between 1 and 9 pairs of tentacles or lophophore arms. Digestive System of Balanoglossus: The digestive system consists of a straight alimentary canal starting in mouth and ending in anus and divisible into pharynx, hepatic region and intestine. Excretion is mainly accomplished by a structure peculiar to the Enteropneusta called the glomerulus, a vascular complex placed on either side of the anterior portion of the stomochord, projecting into the proboscis-coelom. The similarities between tornaria larva and bipinnaria and other larval forms of echinoderms are as follows: 1 They are pelagic and transparent. Proboscis skeleton: The proboscis skeleton is situated on the ventral surface of the buccal diverticulum, close to it.


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Balanoglossus

hemichordata balanoglossus

The surface of the collar is often marked with elevations, depressions, and specially circular grooves. The median rod is bifurcated at the end and lies in the septum between the two adjacent gill sacs. Two pairs of hepatic caeca present in the middle of the trunk. Its body is long worm like, it is cylindrical. Alimentary canal is U-shaped so that the anus lies close to the mouth. In some species the proboscis-pore does not communicate with the proboscis-coelom, but terminate blindly, and may send off a narrow tubular diverticulum which opens into the neurocoel. The collar and trunk coeloms appear in the older larva.


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Morphology of the Hemichordate Balanoglossus

hemichordata balanoglossus

The buccal diverticulum has no enclosing sheath as found around the notochord. The proboscis is the upper small conical muscular part. These two vessels are highly contractile and their walls are composed of an inner endothelium surrounded by muscle layer. One is pictured at the top right of the page. Their body consists of three parts; proboscis, collar and trunk. It has a ventral mouth near the equatorial plane of the body, a posterior terminal anus and gut differentiated into an oesophagus, stomach and intestine.


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Acorn worm

hemichordata balanoglossus

The body has a proboscis, collar and trunk borne on a hollow muscular stalk. In 1814, Sedgwick and Huxley suggested the affinities of Enteropneusta Hemichordata with the vertebrates and it was in 1885 Bateson considered this group as a subphylum of the phylum Chordata. Bayesian posterior probabilities of 1. The ventral vessel runs up to the posterior end of the body through the ventral mesentery. Then both proboscis and collar relax and the latter squirms deeper into the hole before tightening its hold again.

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Balanoglossus (Hemichordata) Affinities and Phylogeny

hemichordata balanoglossus

Collar with two tentaculated arms. The digestive system is a through gut ending in a terminal anus. It belongs to Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Hemichordata Order: Enteropneusta. Classification of Phylum Hemichordata This phylum is divided into two classes: i. Collar with two or more tentaculated arms bearing tentacles. They are bilaterally symmetrical animals.

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Hemichordata: Characters and Classification (With Diagram)

hemichordata balanoglossus

Reproductive System of Balanoglossus: The sexes are separate and often differ in shape and colour. The basement membrane supports the epidermis and serves for attachment of underlying muscles. The spiral shape of some was probably an adaptation to slow sinking. Organic particles present in the mud or sand are ingested directly along with mud or sand at the time of burrowing. In the collar their are giant nerve fibres, but their function is poorly understood and the animal can survive reasonable well without them. The epidermis of hemichordate is ciliated whereas it is nonciliated in chordates.

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