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    Posted on January 17th, 2020 in Zoology

    Zoology Notes On – Coelom In Annelida – For W.B.C.S. Examination.

    প্রাণিবিদ্যা নোট – অ্যানেলিডায় শীলোম – WBCS পরীক্ষা।

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    2. Coelom becomes bounded on all sides by coelomic epithelium which secretes coelomic fluid.

    3. The greater part of the coelom forms the perivisceral cavity or splanchnocoel.

    4. It is a fluid-filled space inside which is lodged the viscera.

    5. Because of this packing the viscera remains independent of the move­ments of the muscles of body wall.

    6. In some higher animals part of the perivisceral cavity is kept separate to form restricted cavities whose coelomic nature can and only be realised if their developmental history is followed.


    7. In all probabilities the ancestral coelomate animals had segmentally arranged mesodermal pouches.

    8. From these pouches gametes were formed by the process of proliferation of the epithelial lining.

    9. Later on, these pouches became modi­fied in structure and function.

    10. The evolution of mesodermal pouches is evident in present day coelomates.

    Types of Coelom:

    There are three types of coelom, such as:

    (i) Acoelom,

    (ii) Pseudocoelom and

    (iii) Coelom or Eucoelom.

    (i) Acoelom:

    It means without a coelom or fluid-filled cavity is absent. The space between the gut and body wall is filled by a kind of densely packed connective tissue derived from both ectoderm and endomesoderm (entomesoderm), called parenchyme. Animals are without a body cavity in triplooblastic animals, called acoelomates and the group is referred to as acoelomata.


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    (ii) Pseudocoelom:

    It means false cavity. The fluid-filled body cavity lying between the gut and outer body wall musculature and generally formed by persistence of em­bryonic blastocoel is called pseudocoel. The term ‘pseudocoelom’ usually refers to the space which does not develop from embry­onic mesoderm and not lined by coelomic epithelium derived from the mesoderm.

    The body cavity is bounded externally by the fibrous processes of the longitudinal muscle cells (mesoderm) and internally by the intes­tine (endoderm).

    The pseudocoelomic fluid acts as a hydrostatic skeleton to maintain body shape and circulate nutrients. Animals that contain a pseudocoel are called pseudo- coelmates or pseudocoelomate animals. Pseudocoelomate animals are also referred to as haemocoelomate or blastocoelomate animals (Brusca and Brusca, 2003).



    Rotifera, Nematoda, Nematomorpha, Loricifera. In small free-living nematodes, the pseudocoel is small or non-existent but may be voluminous in large-sized nema­todes. The pseudocoel in Nematomorphos contains stellate mesenchymal cells. In rotifers, a spacious fluid-filled pseudocoel occurs beneath the body wall and surrounds the gut and other internal organs.

    (iii) Coelom or Eucoelom:

    It is a true coelom lying between the gut and outer body wall musculature and lined by coelomic epithelium derived from the embry­onic mesoderm. It is a mesodermal origin and opens to the exterior through the coelomoducts, e.g., the oviducts and the excretory ducts. The coelomic fluid contains amoeboid cells or amoebocytes. The animals containing such a body cavity or coelom, called coelomates.



    Sipuncula, Echiura, Priapulida, Mollusca, Annelida, Arthropoda, Onychophora, Phoronida, Brachiopoda, Bryozoa, Echinodermata, Chaetognatha, Hemichordata and Chordata.

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