Corals Morphology and Mode of Life

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Columella
A rod like structure which runs through the centre of the coral
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Corallite
The exoskeleton secreted by an individual coral
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Tabulae
Successive layers which extend across the previous serfaces
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Cnidaria
The phylum
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Corallum
The whole structure
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Septa
Radial plates which extend vertically through the coral
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Calice
The cup shaped depression on top of the corallite on which the polyp sat in life
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Dissepiments
Plates that appear between the septa
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Scleractinian
The type of coral that still exists
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Anthrozoa
The class
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Permian Extinction
When did the two extinct corals die out
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Rugose
Which corals have bilateral symmetry
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Calcite and Aragonite
What are modern day corals made up of
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Corallite

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The exoskeleton secreted by an individual coral

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Tabulae

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Card 4

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Cnidaria

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Card 5

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Corallum

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