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Answer the following questions about the characteristics of a dolphin.


Classify an animal that you have chosen using the Five-Kingdom System outlined below:

Five-Kingdom System:

Animal Kingdom- Invertebrates (without backbones) and vertebrates (with backbones), multicellular, no cell walls, obtain energy through respiration

Plant Kingdom- multicellular, have cell walls, obtain energy through photosynthesis. Ex. mosses, ferns, flowering and seed plants

Fungi Kingdom- cells with cell walls but not green and do not carry out photosynthesis, break down other organic materials to obtain food. Ex. mushrooms, molds, and yeasts

Protist Kingdom- come in a wide variety of forms, some are animal-like, such as amoeba, paramecium and protozoan. Some are plant-like such as algae and others are fungi-like. Many are single-celled and others are multicellular.

Monera Kingdom- some photosynthesize while others respire. The nucleus of Moneran cells are not bounded by nuclear membranes like cells in the other kingdoms. Ex. bacteria and blue-green algae.


a. What type of symmetry does it have?

b. Are tissues present or absent? If present what types are presnt?

c. How many germ layer are present if any?

d. Is a body cavity present if so what type?

e. What does the blastopore become during gastrulation?


Produce a cladogram showing the evolutionary relationship of your species to all other members of the kingdom Animalia


Discuss the life history of your species (where does it live, what resources does it require, how does it reproduce, what does it compete with, ect.)

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