CHARACTERISTICS OF VERTEBRATES Bees are important in pollination i.e. in production of honey Members of the phylum have a notochord in early stages of development. They have visceral clefts – which are slits perforating the body wall at the pharynx. In fish these slits become gills while in higher chordates these slits are only present […]
CLASSIFICATION OF ANIMALS AND ORGANIZATION OF LIFE THE VERTEBRATES (PHYLUM CHORDATA) All vertebrates have the following features: A bilaterally symmetrical body which is divided into a head, trunk and a tail with a neck joining the head to the trunk in most vertebrates. An internal skeleton (endoskeleton) Well developed central nervous system and sense organs.