Type
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Description

each of the three traditional divisions KINGDOM
used for testing things by touch or for searching for food. FEELERS
the biting mouthpart of a spider FANGS
any of a number of different organs through which the thread of spiders is produced. SPINNERETS
the series of changes in the life of an organism LIFECYCLE
a fine, strong, soft, lustrous fiber SILK
an animal that is hunted and killed by another for food PREY
an arthropod ARACHNID
a principal taxonomic category that ranks above class and below kingdom. PHYLUM
a network of fine threads constructed by a spider WEB
a poisonous substance secreted by animals VENOM
an animal that feeds on flesh CARNIVORE
an invertebrate animal of the large phylum ARTHROPOD
relating to or denoting an animal or animals preying naturally on others. PREDATORY
shed old feathers, hair, or skin, or an old shell, MOLT

Ecology Crossword for Science

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Description

Non living factors in an environment. Abiotic
Things having been changed to help the creature survive or better change to its habitat/situation. Adaptation
Opposite of descendant. Ancestor
One of the five Kingdoms, not plants, fungi, prokaryotes or the eukaryotes. Animalia
Living organism which feeds mainly on living matter. Can be domesticated. Animal
An invertebrate animal of the large phylum Arthropoda, such as an insect, spider, or crustacean. Arachnids are also classed under this. Arthropod
The standard amount of something that is taken as 'normal' / usual. Average
The type of adaptation involving, relating to, or emphasizing behaviour. Behavioural
Variety of plant and animal life in the world/particular habitat, a high level being considered important. Biodiversity
Relating to the living organism/factors in the environment. Biotic
Meat eater. Carnivore
Something that is the main ingredient in making plant cell walls. Cellulose
Series of questions and instructions to help identify an unknown object/organism. Classification Key
All the living organisms in a certain area. Community
Organisms that get their energy by eating other living organisms. Consumer
Organisms that feed on dead plant and animal materials that help them to decay. Decomposer
An animal that feeds on dead organic material. Detritivore
Opposite of nocturnal; sleeping during the day. Diurnal
The role and position a species has in its environment, how it meets its needs for food and shelter, how it survives, and how it reproduces also the Abiotic and Biotic factors. Ecological Niche
A graphical model that illustrates the flow of energy through different forms of life in an ecosystem. Ecological Pyramid
The branch of biology which deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings. Ecology
Biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment in which they live. Ecosystem
Internal skeleton. Endoskeleton
Surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives/operates. Environment
The type of substance Rennet is. Enzyme
An educated guess/roughly calculated. Estimate
Organism with membranes around the organelles, also having a nucleus. Eukaryote
Over the years, having developed and grown/changes. eg. Monkey to man. Evolution
External skeleton. Exoskeleton
Type of variable. Something that can change and influence the result. Factor
The number of Kingdoms. Five
The show of energy transfer through interacting organisms, the feeding relationship between all the biotic components. Food Chain
Shows all the interlinked chains/connections of food. Food Web

Marine Science Crossword

Type
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Description

Organisms with 10 appendages Decapod
Pair of chelipeds in a moveable finger Dactyl
The hard uppper shell of a turtle, crustacean, or arachnid Carapace
Thin sensory appendages on the heads of insects, crustaceans, and some other arthropods Antennae
A pair of globular organs in the head through which organisms see, Eyes
Inhabit intertidal and near-shore habitats in the colder and temperature waters of the Earth's oceans Cancer Crabs
Live on sandy bottoms and have thin exoskeletons Pacific Coast Crab
One of the pair of legs that bears the large chelae in decapod crustaceans Chelipeds
An aquatic mollusk that has a compressed body enclosed within a hinged shell, such as oysters, clams, mussels, and scallops Bivalve
Inhabits the rocky intertidal zone; very agile climber and rapid crawler Shore Crab
Relatively short for shore crabs Walking Legs
Clan of closely related animals that includes snails, slugs, clans, oysters Molluscs
"Stomach foot"; snails and slugs Gastropod
Blanket of soft tissue that covers a mollusc's body like a bathrobe Mantle
Long ribbon-like tongue coated with overlappping teeth Radula
Encased by an external skeleton and appendages are jointed Arthropods
Smallest of crustaceans; have elongated antennae Copepod
One of the walking limbs of a crustacean Pereopod
swimming limb of a crustacean, five pairs of which are typically attached to the abdomen Pleopod
The rearmost segment of the body of certain arthropods, such as the middle lobe of the tail of a lobster Telson
the sixth and last pair of abdominal appendages of lobsters and related crustaceans, forming part of the tail fan Uropod
used in feeding and mating; claw-like gnathopods
an arthropod of the large, mainly aquatic group Crustacea, such as a crab, lobster, shrimp, or barnacle crustacean
the terminal segment of a forelimb, manus
distinct male and female individual organisms dioecious
have a row of small blue eyes along the mantle edge Scallops
large phylum of segmented worms annelids
outer covering made of tough but flexible collagen cuticle
brightly colored segmented worms Polychaetes
paddle-like fleshy paired appendages parapodia
Bundles of bristles setae
pair of feelers palps
Composed of chitin exoskeleton
have a curved body that is flattened sideways Amphipods
dorsoventrally flattened Isopods
pointed appendages which are used to grasp food Chelicerae

Classification of Organisms Crossword

Type
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Description

all organisms in this domain are unicellular and prokaryotic Archaea
all organisms in this domain are unicellular and prokaryotic; they have a strong exterior cell wall and a cell membrane Bacteria
variety of plants, animals, and other organisms species diversity
two-word naming system developed by Carolus Linnaeus binomial nomenclature
organisms with internal skeletons, include fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals chordates
taxonomic category below phylum (animals) or division (plant) class
to group ideas, objects, or information based on similarities classify
broadest categories of organisms; based on cell type domain
all organisms in this domain have eukaryotic cells possessing membrane-bound organelles Eukarya
the fifth-highest taxonomic category, below an order family
a group of similar organisms genus
the fourth-highest taxonomic category, below a class order
the taxonomic category below a class order
smallest, most precise classification category species

Invertebrates Terms Crossword

Type
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Description

In aquatic animals, this structure allows fish to breathe gills
animal with no backbone invertebrate
organism with more than one cell. The cells work together multicellular
skeleton on the interior of the organisms body endoskeleton
skeleton on the exterior of the body exoskeleton
basic need of all living things Water
flattened organism with a digestive system and only one opening flatworm
Round, cylinder body with two openings Round worm
animal with joints on their appendages and legs and a jointed exoskeleton arthropod
An organism that filters the water for food; Think Patrick's best friend sponge
organism that lives in or on another organism parasite
animal with a soft body and no skeleton mollusk
the action or process of regenerating or being regenerated, in particular the formation of new animal tissue regeneration
cnidarians have stinging cells called _______________. Cnidocytes
heart that circulates blood that forms a closed loop closed circulatory system
when the end of an organism contains all nerve tissues and sensory organs cephalization
nearer the front, especially situated in the front of the body or nearer to the head anterior
irregular in shape; containing no symmetry asymmetric
body cavity that contains organs coelom
relating to the upper side or back of an animal or organ dorsal
appendage that makes some invertebrates mobile foot
organism can be split into two equal halves and no more bilateral symmetry
___________ is a carbohydrate that forms part of the exoskeleton of arthropods. chitin
body part of crustaceans made of the head and thorax cephalothorax
half of the crushing organ in an arthropod's mouthparts mandible
an outer or enclosing layer of tissue mantle
what happens between the caterpillar and butterfly stage metamorphosis
shedding an old shell, to make way for a new growth. molt
nerve cells are linked to one another in a web nerve net
a cartilaginous skeletal rod supporting the body in invertebrates notochord
further back in position; of or nearer the rear or hind end posterior
body plan where all parts are centered around a circular axis radial symmetry
back part of the body of an arthropod; part of an insect's body behind the thorax abdomen
the major cord of nerve fibers running the length of an animal's body nerve cord
false body cavity pseudocoelom
arachnid with 8 legs spider
these never go away in the summer; are considered a nuisance mosquitos
tube where invertebrates get rid of waste nephridium
both digestive and circulatory cavity gastrovascular cavity
a marine echinoderm with five or more radiating arms starfish

Arthropods Crossword

Type
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Description

Type of respiratory structure in crayfish GILLS
Appendages used for biting and chewing by most arthropods MANDIBLES
Type of respiratory structure in beetles TRACHEAL TUBES
Appendages used for sensing and holding prey on spiders-as well as for reproduction in males PEDIPALPS
Short legs located behind the walking legs on crustaceans SWIMMERETS
A series of major changes from larval form to adult form METAMORPHOSIS
The structure that removes cellular wastes from the blood-also used to preserve water and maintain homeostasis MALPIGHIAN TUBULE
Hard, tough outer covering of many invertebrates EXOSKELETON
The chemical ants produce for communication PHEROMONES
Middle body region consisting of 3 fused segments-wings and legs are attached here THORAX
Posterior end-bears additional legs and contains digestive structures and reproductive organs ABDOMEN
Posterior end-bears additional legs and contains digestive structures and reproductive organs PUPA
When the exoskeleton is shed MOLTING
Type of respiratory structure in spiders BOOKLUNGS
Most anterior pair of appendages on spiders CHELICERAE
Openings in arthropod bodies where air enters and and waste gases leave SPIRACLES
The name of immature forms of insects that have no wings but look like the adult NYMPHS
The structure in spiders that is used to spin silk SPINNERETS
Where the thorax and head fuse together into a single structure CEPHALOTHORAX
First pair of legs on crustaceans CHELIPEDS
Examples:legs and antennae; they grow and extend from the animals body-enable arthropods to move in more complex ways JOINTEDAPPENDAGES
Animals without backbones INVERTEBRATES

Chapter 17 Vocabulary Review Crossword

Type
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Description

taxonomic group of closely related species with a common ancestor. genus
named group of organisms, such as a phylum, genus, or species. taxon
taxonomic group of similar, related genera that is larger than a genus and smaller than an order. family
Linnaeus's system of naming organisms, which gives a scientific two-word Latin name to each species--the first part is the genus name and the second is the specific epithet. binomial nomenclature
prokaryotes whose cell walls do not contain peptidoglycan. archaebacteria
inherited morphological or biochemical feature that varies among species and can be used to determine patterns of descent. character
taxonomic method that models evolutionary relationships based on shared derived characters and phylogenetic trees. cladistics
diagram with branches that represents the hypothesized phylogeny or evolution of a species or group; uses bioinformatics, morphological studies, and information from DNA studies. cladogram
taxonomic group that contains one or more related orders. class
grouping of organisms or objects based on a set of criteria that helps organize, communicate, and retain information. classification
taxonomic term used instead of phylum to group related classes of plants and bacteria. division
taxonomic group of one or more kingdoms. domain
prokaryotes with peptidoglycan-containing cell walls. eubacteria
unicellular or multicellular eukaryote that is stationary, absorbs nutrients from organic materials in the environment, and has cell walls that contain chitin. fungus
taxonomic group of related phyla or divisions. kingdom
model that uses comparisons of DNA sequences to estimate phylogeny and rate of evolutionary change. molecular clock
evolutionary history of a species. phylogeny
taxonomic group of related classes. phylum
unicellular, multicellular, or colonial eukaryote whose cell walls may contain cellulose; can be plantlike, animal-like, or funguslike. protist
branch of biology that identifies, names, and classifies species based on their morphology and behavior. taxonomy

Zoology Vocab Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

do not have a medusa stage in their development. anthozoan
Referred to as true jellyfish scyphozoan
Starts with an o rhymes with tia which in spanish means aunt ostia
an order of the Hydrozoa, a class of marine animals belonging to the phylum Cnidaria siphonophorae
Primary organ of digestion gastrovascularcavity
Are cells that line the interior choanocytes
Any cnidarian of the class Cubozoa cubozoan
What helps causes a jellyfish sting nematocyst
umbrella shaped body medusa
known for large groups of jellyfish bloom
Loose network of nerves nervenet
a taxonomic class of individually very small predatory animals hydrozoan
Small clump of cells the form a lining polyp
boxed jellyfish cubomedusa
A Jellyfish light sensitive orangs ocelli
stalked jellyfish stauromedusae
An orgransim that has reproductiAve organs hermaphrodite
The structual element found in spounges spicules
mobile cell in body amoebocytes
Excretory structure in the living sponge osculum

Taxonomy Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

a cell that contains free D.N.A prokaryote
a cell that contains a nucleus eukaryote
an organism that makes its own food autotroph
an organism that eats other organisms heterotroph
an organism that contains only one cell unicellular
an organism that contains multiple cells multicellular
a domain or kingdom that contains bacteria that lives in extreme envirenment archaea
a domain or kingdom that contains bacteria that live everywhere bacteria
a kingdom that contains eukaryotic microscopic organisms protista
a kingdom that contains mushrooms fungi
a kingdom that contains eukaryotic autotrophic organisms that are sexual or asexual plantae
a kingdom that contains eukaryotic heterotrophic organisms that reproduce sexually animalia
a taxonomic rank kingdom
highest taxonomic rank of organisms domain
an organism that had will or has life biotic
an organism that will NEVER have life abiotic
the most important part of a eukaryotic organism nucleus
the most important part of a prokaryotic organism free DNA
a way of reproduction that requires 2 sets of D.N.A sexual reproduction
a way of reproduction that requires only 1 set of D.N.A asexual reproduction

TAXONOMY CROSSWORD

Type
Crossword
Description

classification of organisms into an ordered system based on natural relationships TAXONOMY
category ranking below a genus and consisting of related organisms capable of interbreeding. SPECIES
category ranking below a family and above a species and generally consisting of a group of species exhibiting similar characteristics GENUS
a primary division of a kingdom PHYLUM
a group having certain attributes or traits in common CLASS
category of related organisms ranking below an order and above a genus FAMILY
category of organisms ranking above a family and below a class ORDER
any of three primary divisions of organisms, consisting of the eukaryotes, bacteria, and archaea DOMAIN
category of related organisms ranking below an order and above a genus FAMILY
one of the 6 basic groups of taxonomy KINGDOM
comprising all the fungus groups FUNGI
kingdom comprising all plants PLANTAE
the taxonomic kingdom comprising all animals ANIMALIA
kingdom comprising the protists PROTISTA
a large group of bacteria characterized by a rigid cell wall and, in motile types, flagella; the true bacteria EUBACTERIA
considered ancient life forms that evolved separately from bacteria and blue-green algae ARCHAEBACTERIA
an organism capable of synthesizing its own food from inorganic substances AUTOTROPH
an organism requiring organic compounds for its principal source of food HETEROTROPH
a key used to identify a plant or animal in which each stage presents descriptions of two distinguishing characters, with a direction to another stage in the key, until the species is identified DICHOTOMOUS KEY

Animal kingdom Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A group that includes hydras and jellyfishes cnidarian
Vertebrate that is warm blooded, has hair, a 4 chambered heart and gives milk to their young mammal
A vertebrate that lives in water as a larva & on land as an adult amphibian
Every animal must do this to survive adapt
An aquatic vertebrate with paired fins, scales and gills Fishes
Worms with segmented bodies annelidas
A vertebrate that has dry, scaly skin, lungs and lays eggs reptile
Soft, flattened worms that have tissues and internal organ systems flatworm
Egg laying mammals are in this group monotremes
Warm blooded vertebrates with wings bats
Warm blooded vertebrates with wings, feathers and lay eggs Birds
This group includes insects, crabs, centipedes and spiders arthropods
Unsegmented worms that have pseudocoeloms and digestive systems with 2 openings (anus and mouth) roundworms
Humans are this genus and species homosapien
Animals that have no backbone or vertebral column invertebrates
A kangaroo is a ________ mammal marsupial
These animals are in the Phylum Porifera sponges
Soft bodies animals that usually have an internal or external shell mollusk