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Haloplankton

Organisms that spend their entire life as plankton

Meroplankton

organisms that are plankton temporarily such as larvae

Zooplankton

animal or animallike organisms

Bryozoans

small aquatic animals that form mosslike or branching colonies

Porifera

an animal phylum comprising the sponges

Detritus

small particles of dead or decaying organism

Coelenterates

animal phylum which contains hydras, jellyfish, sea anemones and corals

Cnidarians

animal phylum that has stinging structures

Echinodermata

animal phylum with exoskeletons, often covered with spines and radial symmetry

Mollusca

invertebrate animal phylum with soft unsegmented body, and mantle

Gastropods

mollusks with a single coiled shell, muscular foot, and eyes and feelers

Bivalves

a mollusk with two hinged valves such as an oyster clam

Cephalods

marine mollusks with an ink sac such as an octopus, squid, or cuttlefish

Arthropods

an animal phylum with organisms with a segmented body, jointed limbs, and a shell made of chitin

Chordata

animal phylum consisting of organisms with a dorsal nerve cord, notochord and gill slits