By Hugh F. Clifford
A very good variety of invertebrate lifestyles lives underneath the outside of Alberta's lakes and streams. Aquatic Invertebrates of Alberta enhances current box courses to organisms in Alberta, protecting all significant teams of aquatic invertebrates. color pictures, pictorial keys, and 114 whole-specimen drawings supplement the textual content. This ebook is barely on hand during the collage of Alberta book shop (print-on-demand).
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Macrostomum, dorsal view; D. Microdalyellia, dorsal view; E. Prorhynchella, ventral view; F. Mesostoma, ventral view; G. Ceocentrophora, ventral view; H. Prorhynchus, ventral view. ) Microturbellaria 31 Tricladida Planarians Introduction Tricladida is the major order of freshwater turbellarians. They have a threepronged, blind-ending gut. The pharynx of triclads is a large muscular cylinder, called a plicate pharynx. In North America, there are approximately 43 species of planarians, including the cave species.
Both planktonic and sessile rotifers should be examined while the specimens are alive. g. aquatic vegetation, into large jars and examining this in the laboratory as soon as possible. Rotifers can sometimes be concentrated on the side of the jar receiving light from a lamp; this works best for planktonic rotifers. Planktonic ploimate rotifers are conveniently collected with a plankton net having a mesh aperture no larger than about 70 micrometers. A problem in examining live, free-swimming rotifers is that they can move rapidly and therefore must be slowed.
Two papers pertaining to the ecology, distribution, and taxonomy of Alberta's hydras are Rowan (1930) and Adshead et al. (1963). General Features and Feeding Cnidarians have definite tissue layers but no organs or organ systems, although some workers would question this description for one group of marine cnidarians. There is an inner layer, the gastrodermis, a noncellular middle layer, called the mesoglea, and an outer layer, the epidermis. The epidermis of hydras contains a variety of cell types.
Aquatic Invertebrates of Alberta by Hugh F. Clifford