Herding dogs | Stock dog | Working dog

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Herding dogs are also known as stock dog or working dog.
Herding dogs are loyal and affectionate companions. These are developed to control livestock, move the animals between fields, rescue strays from rugged terrain and drive the livestock to market. The herding dogs are used as guardians to protect livestock from predators.

Slender Banana Slug | Mollusca

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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropada
Order: Stylommatophora
genus: Ariliomax
species: dolichophallus

Common name: slender banana slug

Where they live: Found common on the forest floor.

Uses: Molluscs, especially bivalves such as clams and mussels, have been an important food source since at least the advent of anatomically modern humans and this has often resulted in over-fishing.

Soybean Cyst Nematode | Nemata

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Definition: Two openings, developed nervous system

Description of where it lives: it is distributed throughout the world.

It is found in China, Japan, South America, and Canada

Common Name: Soybean Cyst Nematode
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Nemata
Class: Secernetea
Order: Tylenchida
Family: Heteroderidae
Genus: Heterodera
Species: glycines

Important Facts About Annelida | Grey Worm

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Definition: Two openings for food/waste, circulatory system

Description of where it lives: it is often found in the dirt
of the forest floor.

Common Name: Grey Worm
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Clitellata
Order: Opisthopora
Family: Lumbricidae
Genus: Aporrectodea
Species: caliginosa
Important Key Facts About Annelida
  • There are about 12,400 species of annelid, all of which are vermiform, or soft bodied.

  • The repition of segments in annelid is called metamerism

  • Annelid segments are seperated by septa. Septa is defined as "a thin partition or membrane that divides two cavities or soft masses of tissue in an organism."

  • Most polycheate annelids have seperate sexes. (male and female)

Impala | Aepyceros | Melampus

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KINGDOM: Animalia
PHYLUM: Chordata
CLASS: Mammalia
ORDER: Artiodactyla
FAMILY: Bovidae
GENUS SPECIES: Aepyceros (long, lyre-shaped horns) Melampus (black-footed)

DESCRIPTION: The impala is a medium-sized antelope with a dark brown back fading to a medium brown flank and a white underbelly.
MALE Only the males have horns
SIZE: MALE 58-70 cm (23-28 in.) | FEMALE 58-64 cm (23-25 in.)
WEIGHT: MALE 45.5-79.5 kg (100-175 lb.) | FEMALE Smaller and lighter than males
DIET: Includes grasses, herbs, shrubs, and fruits
GESTATION: Gestation lasts approximately 6-7 months; female typically gives birth to a single offspring
SEXUAL MATURITY: Approximately 13 months, but rarely reproduces before 2 years
LIFE SPAN: 12-17 years
RANGE: Southern and Eastern Africa
HABITAT: Inhabits dry forests, gallery forests, level and mountain country
STATUS: IUCN Lower Risk/Conservation Dependent

Impalas are an important food source for many larger predators, especially cheetahs, lions, hyenas, etc. Young impalas may be taken by birds of prey such as Martial eagles.

These animals are probably the most common and most commonly seen antelope in eastern Africa. One subspecies, the black-faced impala is endangered, but both species suffer from over-hunting.
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