Animal Phyla
5 Classification Criteria
Invertebrates
Vertebrates
Classifying Vertebrates
100

What is a Vertebrate

An animal with a backbone

100

The 3 levels of organization of an animal’s structure 

What are Cells, Tissues and Organs?

100

Jellyfishes and corals are examples of_______ which are invertebrates that have radial symmetry and tissue level of organization.

Cnidarians

100

All Chordates have 4 anatomical structures as an embryo.

What is notochord, a nerve cord, pouches pouches and tail?

100

A____ is a vertebrate that lives in water and uses fins to move and is a scavenger without jaws.

jawless Fish?

200

Animals have what mode of nutrition?

What is heterotropic?

200

The 2 possible body plans of animals

What is Sac and Tube within a Tube?

200

Flatworms and Roundworms have bilateral symmetry and are parasites.  However, the body plan of flatworms is ______ and  roundworms is ______.

Sac, Tube within a Tube

200

Give an example of an amphibian and a reptile.

Amphibian:  frog, toad, salamander, newt, caecilian

Reptile:  turtle, snake, crocodile, lizard, alligator

200

An_________ is a vertebrate that is ectothermic and lays its eggs water and lives its adult life on land as a tetrapod.

Amphibian

300

A group of arthropods that includes crabs, lobsters, and shrimp


What are Crustaceans?

300

The digestive system can be these 3 types in animals

What are acoelomate, pseudocoelomate, coelomate?

300

An________ is an invertebrate that has radial symmetry, exoskeleton, coelom and is segmented.

Echinoderm

300

The 3 reproductive methods of animals.


What are oviparous, ovoviviparous and viviparous?

300

A_______ is an ectothermic vertebrate that has scaly skin and lungs and lays amniotic eggs on land.

Reptile

400

Bivalves, cephalopods and gastropods

What are Molluscs?

400

What does Bilateral Symmetry mean 

Animals that can be divided into halves that are mirror images or right and left. (like humans)

400

Invertebrates with soft, unsegmented bodies that are often protected by a hard shell are called 

Mollusks 
400

Amphibians, reptiles, and most fish are _________, which are animals that cannot regulate their own body temperature

Ectothermic

400

A_____ is an endothermic vertebrate that lays eggs and has feathers.

Bird or Aves


500

List the 9 major phyla by common names.

What are Sponges, Cnidarians, Flatworms, Roundworms, Molluscs, Annelids, Arthropods, Echinoderms, Chordates?

500

Segmentation allows for _____  in more developed or complex animals.

more movement and specialization

500

_________ are invertebrates that have exoskeletons, segmented bodies and pairs of jointed appendages.

Arthropods

500

Vertebrate that lay a shell-less egg

What are amphibians?

500

_________ are endothermic vertebrates that have skin covered with fur or hair. The nourish young by a placenta.

Mammals

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