Finding Nemo Excel

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Unformatted text preview: Finding Nemo Project Animal Information and Descriptions 1. Sponge Your Description: Picture: Scientific Name: Chondrilla nucula Phylum: Porifera Class: Demospongiae 2. Sea Cucumber Your Description: Picture: Scientific Name: Holothuria floridana Phylum: Echinodermata Class: Holothuroidea Sea Sponge: Looks something like a water pump, is brightly colored Ecological Importance: (Describe how this organism fits into the ecosystem. What does it eat? Does it provide shelter? What other features of this organism are important to the ecosystem?) This sponge filters gallons and gallons of water through its porous body. Some call these sponges the water purification system of the reef. Found attached to different surfaces. These organisms are filter feeders that pump water through their bodies to fill out particles of food matter. Has elongated body and leathery looking skin. Basically looks like an actual cucumber Ecological Importance: (Describe how this organism fits into the ecosystem. What does it eat? Does it provide shelter? What other features of this organism are important to the ecosystem?) Sea Cucumbers are known as scavengers and they live in tropical reefs. They are bottom dwellers and diet on organisms such as plankton and decaying organic matter found in the sea 3. Angelfish Your Description: Has a lot of bright colors. Picture: Scientific Name: Pomacanthus paru Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii 4. Lionfish Your Description: Picture: Scientific Name: Pterois spex Phylum: Chordata Class: Pisces Ecological Importance: (Describe how this organism fits into the ecosystem. What does it eat? Does it provide shelter? What other features of this organism are important to the ecosystem?) Found in shallow reefs in tropical waters. Feeds on sponges, algae, and other organisms. Juveniles tend cleaning stations where they service a broad range of clients including jacks, snappers, morays and other fish. Has striped colors with really big fins. Doesn't look like it wants to be messed with Ecological Importance: (Describe how this organism fits into the ecosystem. What does it eat? Does it provide shelter? What other features of this organism are important to the ecosystem?)features of this organism are important to the ecosystem?...
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