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Majors animal: Anatomy of a liver fluke (matching)

Oral sucker Specialized for attachment to host; used in feeding
Ventral sucker Secondary point of attachment to host
Pharynx Muscular tube for pumping in blood and body fluids from host
Gastrovascular cavity Forked tube for digestion and distribution of nutrients throughout body (reduced in flukes)
Testes Produce sperm
Vas deferens Stores sperm and moves it to genital pore
Genital pore Receives sperm and moves it to the seminal receptacle
Ovary Produce ova
Seminal receptacle Receives sperm and stores it (often for the life of the fluke) eventually moving sit to the uterus where ova are fertilized
Yolk gland and yolk duct Ova are combined with yolk and shelled before passing to the uterus
Uterus Shelled, fertilized ova are stored here until release through the genital pore
Excretory canals and ladder Collect metabolic waste from the flame cells
Excretory pore Releases metabolic waste products out of the body
Created by: scandalouscanine