Type
Matching Worksheet
Description

finned Octopus live on the ocean floor
Finless shallow water Octopus found around coral reefs
The octopus mantle has two eyes
Eight long limbs of octopus tentacles
tentacles have two rows of sucker senses
Octopus are invertebrates they have no skeleton
The octopus hard beak is like a parrot beak
Octopus can eat crabs and shellfish
Octopus hearts three hearts
The giant Pacific Octopus is the largest Octopus
Octopus IQ highly intellligent
Octopus hide from predators camouflage, change color
Octopus fast escape with thick blackish ink cloud

Octopus Word Search!

Type
Word Search
Description

boneless
mimic
beak
camouflage
cephalopod
ocean
suckers
Ink
Tentacle
Octopus

Invertebrates Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Small insect, lives in colonies underground. ANT
Small flying insect that can sting, carries pollen BEE
An insect who has two front wings that are hard and protect the insect. beetle
Has wings with colors and designs, eats nectar. Butterfly
Kills cicadas cicada killer
Males make a loud shrill droning noise by vibrating two membranes on its abdomen. Cicada
a marine bivalve mollusk with shells of equal size clam
a hard stony substance secreted by certain marine coelenterates as an external skeleton, typically forming large reefs in warm seas coral
Found in the ocean, has two pinchers. crab
Small insect that hops, it chirps at night. cricket
has slender many-jointed antennae and a pair of cerci resembling forceps at the end of the body Earwing
breathe through their tube feet ECHINODERM
Skeleton on the outside of an organism exoskeleton
Bites dogs and makes them itch flea
Small flying insect fly
Lives in the grass, hops, and can fly. grasshopper
a crab with a soft asymmetrical abdomen that lives in a castoff mollusk shell for protection. hermitcrab
Aggressive insect who's hive looks like its made of paper. hornet
Animals that do not have bones or internal skeletons. Invertebrates
Small insect that is red and that has dots over it, it looks like a half circle. ladybug
Lives in ocean, has five pairs of arms and first set in pincers. lobster
Soft bodied invertebrates with a thick muscular foot for movement. mollusk
the periodic shedding of an old exoskeleton molting
An insect that drinks blood and carries malaria. mosquito
nocturnal insect related to the butterflies, and wings that fold flat when resting. moth
Long slender body, hands look like they are praying prayingmantis
a crab that lives on or burrows in sand sandcrab
a sedentary marine coelenterate with a columnar body that bears a ring of stinging tentacles around the mouth. SEAANEMONES
an echinoderm that has a thick, wormlike body with tentacles around the mouth. They typically have rows of tube feet along the body and breathe by means of a respiratory tree. seacucumber
long tube-like body with many sections segmentedworm
A mollusk with a single spiral shell into which the whole body can be withdrawn. snail
Has eight legs, makes a web spider
simplest invertebrate sponge
Found in ocean, has ten arms, can change color. squid
Found in Ocean, shaped like star. starfish
A bug that smells stinkbug
Eats and lives in wood. termite
An aggressive insect that can sting you many times. wasp
Small sea creature eaten by people. shrimp
A bug that looks like a stick. stickbug

Animal Kingdom Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the largest group of invertebrates that have an exoskelton arthropods
invertebrates that live in damp places on land and breathe using either gills or lungs mollusks
invertebrates that have an exoskeleton and tube feet echinoderms
invertebrates that have long, tube-like bodies that are divided into segments segmentedworms
invertebrates that live attached to a surface and has small holes in their bodies to filter water sponges
skeleton is external exoskeleton
animal's with no backbone invertebrates
endothermic vertebrates that have fur or hair and produce milk for their offspring mammals
endothermic vertebrates that have a beak, two legs, and two wings birds
ectothermic vertebrates that live in or near water and have scales reptiles
ectothermic vertebrates that a can breathe their skin when they are in the water amphibians
vertebrates that live in the water and filter oxygen from the water through their gills fish
body temperature says about the same regardless of the temperature of their environment endothermic
body temperature that is close to that of their environment ectothermic
skeleton is inside their bodies endoskeleton
animal with a backbone vertebrate
made up of more than one cell mulitcellular

Coral Reef Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

butterfly fish
sea horse
star fish
clown fish
waves
urchin
sponge
spiny lobster
shrimp
shark
scuba
salt dome
reef
polyp
parrotfish
octopus
moray eel
marine debris
manta ray
loggerhead turtle
jellyfish
current
crab
conch
brain coral
boat
barracuda
Algae

Sea Animals Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a large edible sea snail of coastal waters Abalone
a bright-colored fish of coral reefs Angelfish
the world’s largest marine animal Blue Whale
an aggressive shark that can thrive in both saltwater and fresh water Bull Shark
an intelligent, vocal, social sea mammal Dolphin
a flatfish, camouflaged to match the ocean bottom, with both its eyes located on one side Flounder
one of the largest living animals, up to 43 feet long, found in the world’s deep oceans Giant Squid
a large, aggressive shark with a white belly and gray back Great White Shark
a majestic-looking black-and-white whale with long, wide pectoral fins Humpback Whale
tiny shrimp-like crustaceans, very numerous in all oceans, important food for other creatures Krill
a jawless fish with an eel-like body,many are bloodsuckers Lamprey
a fish with seaweed-like appendages for camouflage Leafy Sea Dragon
a venomous fish with red and white stripes and spiny dorsal fins Lionfish
a large crustacean with a muscular tail and two large claws Lobster
an extinct giant shark, one of the largest predators ever, up to 65 feet long Megalodon
a two-shelled mollusk; most attach themselves to shoreline rocks with tough threads Mussel
an Arctic whale whose males have a long tusk Narwhal
a slender-bodied, long-jawed fish of shallow water Needle Fish
a colorful marine slug Nudibranch
play a major role in the world’s food chains and chemical cycles Plankton
a spiny tropical marine fish that can inflate itself Porcupine Fish
a name for the larger kinds of shrimp Prawn
a small, earless seal native to the Arctic, that makes breathing holes in sea ice Ringed Seal
a soft, sausage-shaped echinoderm with leathery skin and a tentacled mouth Sea Cucumber
a small, upright-swimming fish (it really is a fish) with a horse-like head Sea Horse
a large, eared seal with long limbs acting as flippers Sea Lion
seven species of turtles that have flippers for limbs; they may live for hundreds of years Sea Turtle
predatory star-shaped echinoderms that crawl on tiny tube feet Starfish
a large, migratory fish with a sword-like snout Swordfish
a large shark (up to 16 feet) of tropical and subtropical oceans, with dark stripes Tiger Shark
an Indo-Pacific fish with a horn-like protrusion on its forehead Unicornfish
a large Arctic marine mammal with long tusks and whiskers Walrus
Latin for "swordfish," the genus name for the swordfish group Xiphias
has contrasting orange, white, and black colors Clownfish
also known as a hippo tang, is characterized by its contrasting black and almost neon blue colors Regal Tang
is without a doubt one of the ugliest fish in the sea, stone-like appearance Stonefish
is a favorite among aquarium hobbyists. This shark gets its name from its leopard-like spots Leopard Shark
it is the largest fish in the world Whale Shark

Invertebrates Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Has a long body with many segments, name means "one thousand legs" Milipede
A marine animal with 5 or more arms, star shaped, undersides of arms have tube feet for movement. Starfish
A phylum of invertebrates. Includes: coral, jelly fish, sea anemones, etc. colentarata
Small insect that lives in colonies, many types such as red, black,fire, carpenter, etc. ant
In the phylum Coelenterata, a hard stony object that usually forms in large reefs in warm seas. coral
A phylum of invertebrates. Includes: earthworms, leeches, sandworms, etc. Annelida
In the phylum Coelenterata, a free-swimming marine animal, has no brain, is an umbrella shape with tentacles hanging down. Jellyfish
A crustacean with a wide body and 5 pairs of legs ( first two are pincers), lives on sea shores in tropical places. crab
A large marine crustacean, has a long cylindrical body and has 5 pairs of legs ( first two are pincers). lobster
Common insect has two sets of clear wings (only used on set for flying). Types include; house, fruit, horse, etc. fly
Has a long flat body, name means " one hundred legs centipede
In the phylum Mollusca. This animal creates pearls. oyster
A common mantis, long-bodied, rests on forelimbs as if praying. praying mantis
In the phylum Annelida, type of worm that lives on land or in water, has suckers on both ends, many species are blood-sucking parasites. leech
In the phylum Arthropod, has eight legs. Name for species such as; black widow, daddy-long-legs, etc. spider
In the phylum Mollusca, live in shells, used in escargot. snail
In the phylum Annelida, a type of worm that burrows and lives in the soil. earthworm
An animal lacking a backbone invertebrate
A phylum of invertebrates. Includes: insects, scorpions, mosquitos, etc. arthropod
A hard external body covering for some invertebrates. Provides support and protection. exoskeleton
In the phylum Coelenterata, has a flower like shape and many stinging tentacles around its mouth, a marine animal. sea anemone
In the phylum Arthropod, has lobster-like pincers, and a poisonous sting on the end of tail scorpion
In the phylum Arthropod, a small insect that flies and bites and sucks blood from humans and animals. mosquito
An insect with two pairs of large wings, goes from caterpillar, into a cocoon, and then into its final form. butterfly
Terrestrial mollusk, like a snail but lacks a shell, a pest to plants. slug
A free-swimming crustacean with an elongated body. Used as a food frequently. Ex: scampi shrimp
A fast-flying, long bodied insect with two pairs of transparent wings. dragonfly
A type of invertebrate. In the phylum Mollusca. Typically has eight tentacles. octopus
This animal lives in water, stays attached to underwater rock or a coral reef, take in food by drawing it into their bodies. sponge
A fast swimming cephalopod mollusk with eight arms and two long tentacles. squid

Phylum Mollusca Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

abalone
adductor muscle
beak
bivalvia
cephalopoda
chromatophore
clams
cuttlefish
filter feeder
foot
gastropoda
grazers
limpet
mantle
mollusc
nautilus
nudibranchs
octopus
oyster
predators
radula
scallop
sexual reproduction
snails
spat
squid
tentacles
trochophore
umbo
veliger

Marine Invertebrates Review Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

To which phylum do sponges belong? porifera
To which phylum do coral and anenomes belong? Cnidaria
To which phylum do comb jellies belong? Ctenophora
To which phylum do snails, scallops, and squid belong? Mollusca
To which phylum do worms belong? Annelida
To which phylum do crabs, spiders, and shrimp belong? Arthropoda
To which phylum do urchins, sea stars, and sand dollars belong? Echinodermata
How do sponges, bivalves, and some worms feed? filter feed
Which Cnidarian body plan has the mouth and tentacles facing up? polyp
Which Cnidarian body plan do jellyfish have? medusa
What cells in a sponge have flagella? collar cells
What type of symmetry do Cnidarians and Echinoderms have? Radial
What type of symmetry do Mollusks, Annelids, and Arthropods have? Bilateral
What structures allow comb jellies to swim? cilia
Comb jellies are able to produce light, an ability known as ________________ bioluminescence
What are a Cnidarian's stinging structures called? nematocyst
Which Mollusca class has a single shell, muscular foot, and a radula? Gastropoda
Which Mollusca class has two hinged shells and includes oysters and clams? bivalvia
Which Mollusca class includes these adaptations, venom, ink, and camouflage? cephalopoda
Which Annelida class has body segments with parapodia that have many bristles, called chaetae? polychaete
Arthropods have jointed __________________. appendages
Arthropods molt to shed their ____________________. exoskeleton
Echinoderms have _______________ skin. spiny
What structures allow Echinoderms to move? tube feet
How does an octopus and squid swim? jet propulsion

Invertebrates Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

head foot cephalopods
stomach foot gastropods
shell made of two parts bivalves
insects, crustaceans, and arachnids arthropds
several segments with a greater range of motion jointedlegs
protects organs exoskeleton
change in form as larva develops into adult metamorphosis
openings on abdomen and aid in gas exchange spiracles
invertebrates bodies divided into sections segments
tube directly behind the mouth pharynx
male and female hermaphrodites
parts branch out in all directions symmetrically radial
two equal halves bilateral
brain activity cephalization
mouth part for invertebrate mandible
protects thorax carapace
internal support endoskeleton
segment behind the head thorax
fusion of head and thorax cephalothorax
posterior part of invertebrate abdomen
parasites with long ribbon like bodies tapeworms
slender bodieed parasites roundworms
known as wheel animals rotifier
fertilize dirt earthworms
parasites that live on the blood of prey leeches
make pearls clams
move by sliding along a layer of mucus snails
gastropods without shells slugs
tentacles that surround a more developed nervous system octopus
terrestrial isopod pillbug
crustacean with broad carapace, stalked eyes, and five pairs of walking legs crabs
large marine crustacean with a cylindrical body lobster
eats wood termites
eats clothes moth
large green insect that feed on other insects w/ raised front legs mantis
plant eating insect with long hind legs grasshopper

Invertebrate or Vertebrate Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

exoskeleton
clams
snake
lobster
crab
sand dollar
jellyfish
cat
dog
spiders
amphibians
birds
reptile
fish
mammals
snails
shellfish
worms
arthropods
spiny
starfish
tarantula
metamorphosis
octopus
insect