CLASSIFICATION OF MINYAS

KINGDOM :- ANIMALIA ( Multicellular eukaryotic organisms)

PHYLUM :- COELENTRATA OR CNIDARIA (Tissue grade, diploblastic and acoelomate. )

CLASS :- ANTHOZOA OR ACTINOZOA (Only polypoid generation. sedentary, solitary, colonial.)

SUB-CLASS :- HEXACORALLIA (Tentacles and mesenteries in multiple of five or six.)

ORDER :-  ACTINIARIA (Sea anemones, without skeleton with mesenteries of septa in multiple of six. Basal disc present.)

FAMILY :- MINYADIDAE

GENUS :- Minyas

GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION

  • It is exclusively found in tropical regions and is most abundant in shallow and coastal water.

HABIT AND HABITAT

  • Minyas is a small marine, colonial, pelagic and floating sea anemone.

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GENERAL CHARACTERSTICS OF MINYAS

  • Body divided into 3 parts-oral disc, column and basal disc.
  • Column is short. 
  • Basal disc contains a float filled with air due to which the animal floats. 
  • Oral disc contains several marginal tentacles. 
  • Skeleton is absent.
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IDENTIFICATION

  • The base contains a float and all above characters, hence it is Minyas

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