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  1. 1. Annedila By: Joey Lee
  2. 2. Pictures of Us
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>The Phylum Annelida is comprised of all kinds of segmented worms. </li></ul><ul><li>Our parts are in different sections, or segments. </li></ul><ul><li>We are found nearly everywhere. </li></ul><ul><li>Even if we lose a few parts, no worries, as we can regrow it easily. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Habitat <ul><li>We are found everywhere and are present on land, freshwater, and seawater. </li></ul><ul><li>Earthworms (Oligochaetes) are found on land, leeches (Hirudinomorphia) are present near freshwater streams, and marine worms (Polychaetes) live in the ocean. </li></ul><ul><li>All we require is a little moisture. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Favorite Activities <ul><li>Earthworms constantly burrow through the ground searching for food, conveniently tilling the soil in the process. </li></ul><ul><li>The leeches are parasitic and steal from others to survive. </li></ul><ul><li>Marine worms deposit-feed or filter-feed, depending on where they are. </li></ul><ul><li>After it rains, I am able to survive above ground, however, I know many of my relatives have died on a strange black surface. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Geneology <ul><li>We have visible external segmentation, and our internal organs are repeated, so if we lose a few parts, we can still survive. </li></ul><ul><li>We have septa in between segments which can help distinguish them. Our epidermis has cuticle which prevents loss of water. </li></ul><ul><li>Our circulatory system is closed, allowing us to thrive in varying conditions. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What’s Special About Us <ul><li>We have many, easily replaceable segments. By keeping them simple and having multiple copies, any damaged section can be replaced rapidly. </li></ul><ul><li>The cuticle prevent the loss of water from the internal environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Gas exchange occurs through the epidermis. </li></ul><ul><li>We move by consistently extending and shrinking muscles, pulling us forward and pulling the back section closer to the front. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What I Want in a Mate <ul><li>I want a mate who: </li></ul><ul><li>Can thrive any where I want to go </li></ul><ul><li>one that will stay the same gender throughout their lifetime </li></ul><ul><li>as young as possible to be prepared for fertilization </li></ul>
  9. 9. Bibliography <ul><li>&quot;ADW:.&quot;  Animal Diversity Web . 19 Apr. 2009 <>. This website describes the basic body structure of the Phylum Annelida. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Annelida.&quot;  Tree of Life . 19 Apr. 2009 <>. This website rpovide information about the life cycle of Annelida. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The Annelids (Phylum Annelida).&quot;  The Earth Life Web . 20 Apr. 2009 <>. This website told a lot about specific adaptations and about about related organisms. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Introduction to the Annelida.&quot;  UCMP - University of California Museum of Paleontology . 19 Apr. 2009 <>. This website has a comprehensive rundown about Annedila and the many subtypes in the phylum. </li></ul>