Higher Invertebrate Metazoans: Annelida and Mollusca

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Which subclass includes earthworms and many freshwater worms?

Subclass Oligochaeta

What is the specialized gut in leeches used for?

Storing large amounts of blood

What is the function of the clitellum during mating?

Secreting mucus to hold two worms together

Which subclass of annelids is dorso-ventrally flattened with suckers at both ends?

Subclass Hirudinea

What is a characteristic feature of subclass Oligochaeta?

Conspicuous segmentation

Test your knowledge of the major groups and characteristic features of higher invertebrates including Annelida and Mollusca. Learn about their well-developed circulatory system and complete muscular digestive tract.

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