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Coelom

(Class)

Overview

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Abdominal cavity or body cavity in triploblastic animals, usually housing the gonads, excretory organs and openings to the exterior.

Taxonomy

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The Class Coelom is further organized into finer groupings including:

Orders

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Coelom

The coelom ( see-l?m) (also celom) is a fluid-filled cavity formed within the mesoderm of some animals. Coeloms developed in triploblasts but were subsequently lost in several lineages. Loss of coelom is correlated with reduction in body size. Coeloms are only ever present in triploblastic animals, though coelom is sometimes (incorrectly) used to refer to any developed digestive tract. [more]

At least 28 species and subspecies belong to the Order Coelom.

More info about the Order Coelom may be found here.

Sources

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Last Revised: August 22, 2014
2014/08/22 05:47:07