Support Materials: Dendrogramma Enigmatica

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Support Materials: Dendrogramma Enigmatica

Classification - Superficially similar to chanterelle mushrooms- What looks like a mushroom stalk is a digestive canal- Free living rather than attached to a surface- Unable to swim- Feed on microbes

Evolutionary TrendsSimilar to ctenophores and cnidarians b/c only have a single digestive openeing BUT differenct b/c no stinging cellsMaybe larval stages of larger animals?Fossil similarities to Albumares, Anfesta and Rugoconites (convergent evolution)

Description- Multicellular- Non-symmetrical- Dense layer of gelatinous material- Body divided into a stalk- Mouth opens terminally- Flattened disc

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