Q.:- How do poriferan animals differ from coelenterate animals?
Differences between poriferan and coelenterate animals
|S. No.||Poriferan Animals||Coelenterate Animals|
|1.||These organisms have holes (pores) over their body.||These organisms have body cavity called coelenteron with a single opening.|
|2.||Their body is made up of single layer of cells.||Their body is made up of two layer of cells.|
|3.||The body design of these animals have very minimum differentiation and division into tissues.||They show more body design differentiation.|
|4.||These have a characteristic canal system to helps in circulating water through the body to bring in food and oxygen.||These have a characteristic feature of cavity in the body.|
|5.||These are non-motile attached to some solid support.||Some of these live in colories (e.g., corals) while some have solitary lifespan (Hydra).|