Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't Know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Module 11 Vocab

Apologia Marine Biology

Coral reef communities generally found on the continental shelf, but not located in all parts of the world
reef builders organisms that actually produce the reef structures
reef inhabitants organisms that live in & around the reef structures
coralline algae an organism that helps on reef building by growing over & trapping fine, soft sediments that could hamper coral growth
Alcyonaria subclass that includes soft corals, sea fans, & sea pens
Zoantharia subclass that includes stony corals, false corals, & black corals
Cnidaria phylum that includes corals, jellyfish, sea anemones, & hydra
Anthozoa class that contains coral
polyp an attached cnidarian stage, appearing sac-like or barrel-like
nematocysts defensive cells on tentacles that contain coiled, harpoon-like filaments which can be expelled to stun prey
corallite a cup-shaped calcium skeleton that surrounds each polyp
septa a series of sharp ridges radiating from the center of the corallite cup
columella central projections from the floor of a corallite cup
coenosarc a thin layer of living tissue between corallite cups produced by budding
fringing reef a type of coral reef that forms as a border along the coast
barrier reef a type of coral reef that occurs at a distance from the coast
atoll a ring of coral reefs with steep outer slopes, enclosing a shallow lagoon
obligate cleaners cleaners that rely on cleaning as their only source of food
facultative cleaners cleaners that have other sources of food & use cleaning as a supplemental food supply
Created by: larmstrong3
Popular Biology sets




Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards