Types of Symmetry

Colby Clay Andrew Adcock

Bilateral

most advanced body plan body is divided into 2 halves has highly specialized organs

ex: cordata, mollusca, arthropoda

asymmetry

no symmetry very simple body plan

ex: poifera

radial

circular pattern body radiates from center point provides protection and resources

ex: cnidaria, echinoodermata

other important words

anterior- head area

posterior- tail area

dorsal- top or back

lateral- 2 sides

ventral- underside or belly

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