What is the difference between bilateral and radial symmetry?

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What is the difference between bilateral and radial symmetry?

Answer:
An animal is said to have bilateral symmetry if it has two equal but opposite right and left halves when cut lengthwise in the middle vertical plane, e.g., frog. On the other hand, an animal is said to have radial symmetry, if it is symmetrical with respect to any plane passing through its longitudinal axis. In other words, any plane passing longitudinally through any diameter divides the body into equal halves, e.g., Hydra.