Animal Phyla/Tardigrada

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Scanning Electron Microscope image of Milnesium tardigradum in active state.
  • Tardigrada
  • Name Meaning: Slow step
  • English Common Name: Water bears
  • Major distinguishing characteristics: Four segmented body and head
  • Approximate number of species described: 1,000+

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