Classification of Animals Scavenger Hunt
Using your animal kingdom chart, find the correct phylum, class or order for the following descriptions and include an example animal for each description.
1. Phylum: These animals have flat bodies with bilateral symmetry. They are mainly parasitic. An example would be a tapeworm that infects your gut.
2. Class: These animals havethree distinct body parts, three pairs of legs and an exoskeleton.
3. Class: These animals have a well developed head and many arm-like tentacles. Sometimes they squirt ink to distract predators while they escape.
4. Class: These animals livepart of their life in water and part on land. Most begin life in the water, live near water as adults, and then, require water to mate and reproduce.
5. Order: These mammals have oviparous reproduction (the young hatch from eggs laid by the mother). They are warm-blooded and have a beak or a bill.
6. Class: These jawed cartilaginous fishhave a notochord at birth thatis replaced with vertebrae in the adults. They have both pectoral and pelvic fins and respire through gills.
7. Phylum: These animalsare sessile organisms. They have no head, mouth, tissues, or organs. Specialized collar cells assist with digestion.
8. Phylum: These segmented animals havethree cell layers with a coelem(a tube-within a-tube body plan). They move through the soil by using contractions of their circular and longitudinal muscles.
9. Phylum: These animals have characteristics that include a water-vascular system, an internal skeleton, radial symmetry, spiny skin, and tube feet.
10. Phylum: These animals have two main body forms - either a cylinder shaped polyp or an umbrella shaped medusa. They have radial symmetryand tentacles with stinging cells.
11. Class: These animals have a cartilaginous skeleton and a notochord that is present throughout their lives. They have a rasping mouth that is used as a drill to bore a hole in their prey.
12. Class: These animals have a bony jaw and skeleton. They are cold-blooded, using gills for respiration.
13. Phylum: These animals are characterized by cylindrical bodies withcrowns of cilia on their heads and complete digestive tracts.
14. Phylum: These animals have bilateral symmetry and three cell layers. They have no circulatory or respiratory systems. Their digestive cavity has one opening.
15. Class: These animals have scales which prevent their bodies from drying out. They have respiration through lungs and are cold-blooded (ectotherms). Some have live birth of their young while some have young that develop in eggs. They can shed their skin several times a year.
16. Class: These animals nourish their young with mother’s milk. They are warm blooded (endotherms) and have a diaphragm. Most have a more highly developed brain than other animals. Their young are viviparous and have a diet that can be carnivorous, insectivorous, herbivorous, or omnivorous.
17. Class: These animals have eight legs and jointed appendages. They have exoskeletons that protect their internal body parts.
18. Class: These animals have flat bodies with one pair of legs per body segment.
19. Class: These animals are belly-footed with a one-coiled shell. Their soft bodies are protected by shells that are secreted by the mantle.
20. Class: These animals have a chewing jaw and a pair of appendages (claws) on each segment of the thorax. Many restaurants prepare these for you to enjoy .