Mention the function of the following - Body wall in earthworm
Body wall in earthworm: It consists of cuticle, epidermis, muscular layer and parietal peritoneum
(i) It maintains the characteristic shape of’ the body.
(ii) It protects the internal organs.
(iii) The cuticle prevents excessive evaporation.
(iv) It serves as an ideal respiratory organ.
(v) The receptor cells play a vital sensory function.
(vi) The albumen helps in the formation of cocoon. It also serves as a food for the developing earthworm inside the cocoon.
(vii) Setae and muscles are responsible for locomotion.
(viii) Excretory matter is passed out through nephridiopores
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