Bilateral Symmetry

Bilateral Symmetry

Bilateral symmetry is one of the ways an organisms body can be arranged. It is when the organisms body is divided by a sagittal (lateral) line, and both halves of the body would appear as a mirror image of the other. The horse in the photo above looks the same (superficially) on both the right and left side. It is common for most animals to have bilateral symmetry, with one of each limb pair, and each sensory organ on either side of the sagittal plane.

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