Category Archives: zoology

Crocodylus

Crocodylus porosus 

Classsification:

                             Phylum-chordata

                             Group –Vertebrata

                             Class– Reptilia

                              Order- Crocodilia

                              Genus- Crocodylus

                               Species-porosus

Geographical distribution: Crocodylus porosus has a wide distribution. It inhabits  mainly fresh water all over the world.

Crocodylus porosus

Charactersistics:

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Nonpoisonous snake Python molurus

Python

 

Classification :

Phylum     …. Chordata

Group       …. Vertebrata

Subphylum … gnathostomata

Class         ….  Reptillia

Subclass …… lepidosauria

Order     …….. squamata

Suborder ……. Ophoidia

Family ………. Boidae

Genus ……….. python

Species ……… molurus

Geographical distribution: Python molurus is distributed in Bangladesh and also Indo-china

Python molurus

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Poisonous and Non-poisonous Snakes

The majority of snakes are non-poisonous and harmless animals. Some of the common poisonous snakes of  Bangladesh are cobra, karit, pit-viper, rattle –snake, russls snake, corla-snake, and sea-snakes. The identification of poisonous and nonpoisonous snakes is very simple. The following key will serve to distinguish poisonous snakes from non-poisonous snakes:

 

  1. If it is a marine snakes with the tail laterally compressed it is poisonous.

2. In a terrestrial snake the tail is rounded or cylindrical and not compressed. Examine its ventral scales.

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Symbiosis, status of relationship

Symbiosis

Definition: Any animal or plant spends a portion or all of its life cycle intimately associated with another organism of a different species is considered as symbiont or symbiote and the relationship is designated as symbiosis. By employing the term symbiosis, no intent is meant to emply the occurrence or mutual or unilateral metabolic dependency.

In order to facilitate understanding, four subordinate categories of symbiotic relationships are commonly distinguished. Under the broad heading of symbiosis, types of associations known as phoresis, commensalisms, parasitism, and mutualism should be identified.

1). Phoresis: The term phoresis means, “to carry”. During this type of relationship, that which is usually the smaller fo the two species- the phoront –is mechanically carried in or on the larger species – the host. No metabolic interaction or dependency occurs. An example of phoresis is the transport of bacteria on the legs of flies. The fly host provides only involuntary transportation for the bacteria.

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