Animal Diversity III

Paper Code: 
ZOL 212
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Salient features & classification of the Invertebrates upto Class level

(Type study- Habit, Habitat & Salient features)

Phylum Annelida

  • Type study:  Earthworm
  • Metamerism
  • Vermiculture     

Phylum Arthropoda

  • Type study: Prawn
  • Social life in Insects
  • Metamorphosis
  • Sericulture
  • Lac culture
  • Apiculture
  • Prawn culture

Phylum Mollusca

  • Type study: Pila
  • Respiration
  • Torsion
  • Nervous system
  • Pearl culture

Phylum Echinodermata

  • Type study: Starfish (External morphology, Locomotion, Reproduction,

Water vascular system


Larval forms of Invertebrates (Planula, Miracidium, Sporocyst, Redia, Cercaria, Metacercaria, Cysticercous, Nauplius, Zoeae, Megalopa, Mysis, Trochophore, Glochidium, Brachiolaria, Bipinnaria)

Significance of larval forms

Essential Readings: 
  • Hickman ,C.P.,LS Roberts,and A. Larson.McGraw  Hill Company, New York. Integrated principles of zoology.
  • Ruppert and Barnes, R.D. (2006). Invertebrate Zoology, VIII Edition. Holt Saunders International Edition.
  • Barnes, R.S.K., Calow, P., Olive, P.j.W., Golding, D.W. and Spicer, J.I. (2002). The Invertebrate: A New Synthesis, III Edition, Blackwell Science.
  • Barrington.  E.J.W. Invertebrate form and function. PHI New Delhi.
  • Text book of Zoology. Parker, T.J., Haswell. W.A. Macmillan Co., London.
  • Textbook of Zoology; Shivpuri, Jacob, D. and Vyas. D.K.; Ramesh Book Depot.
  • Modern Textbook of Zoology Invertebrates; Kotpal; Rastogi Publications.
  • Dhami P.S. and Dhami J.K. Invertebrate Zoology, S Chand and Co.


  • Invertebrate Diversity of Life: Rounds H. General Zoology: Storer, T.I. and Using, K.L.: Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Co., New Delhi.
  • The invertebrates. Vol.1. Protozoa through Ctenophora, Hyman, L.H. McGraw Hill Co., New York.
  • Student Text Book of Zoology. Vol.I.II and III. Sedgwick.A.
  • Text book of Zoology. Parker, T.J., Haswell. W.A.Macmillan Co., London.
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