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What are the peculiar features that you find in parasitic platyhelminthes

6. What are the peculiar features that you find in parasitic platyhelminthes?

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Platyhelminthes are mostly parasites. The peculiar features of platyhelminthes are as follows 

1. The body of platyhelminthes is covered by thick body covering i.e. tegument. It protects the animal from the action of digestive enzymes of the host. 

2. The body of platyhelminthes is dorsoventrally flattened.

3. Platyhelminthes possess adhesive structures such as suckers and hookers that are helpful in deriving nutrition from the host body

4. Locomotory organs are absent

5. The reproductive system is well developed. Mostly they are hermaphrodite. 

 

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