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Arthropods Packet Worksheet

Name: ______________________________ Period: ___________________ Date: _________________

1. What are two things the exoskeleton does for arthropods?

2. What do scientists believe arthropods evolved from and why?

3. What does Arthropod mean?


4. What is the largest group of arthropods?
5. What are the exoskeletons of crustaceans made of?
6. Why do arthropods molt?
7. Why do many arthropods eat their old exoskeleton after a molt?

8. What are pleopods?


9. What is the genus and species of horseshoe crabs?
10. How many pairs of legs do horseshoe crabs have?
11. What is Lysate?
12. Barnacles are the only ______ crustaceans.
13. What is the glue of barnacles being studied for?

14. What are 3 examples of Decapods?

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Arthropods Packet Worksheet


Name: ______________________________ Period: ___________________ Date: _________________

15. How many krill can be in a cubic meter of water?


16. Name 4 organisms that consume krill.

17. What is the genus and species of the American Lobster?


18. How can you tell the difference between a male and female crab?

19. What is the genus and species of the Blue Crab?


20. What family of crabs swim (have paddles on the last legs)?
21. What is the common name for:
a. Carcinus meanus?
b. Cancer irroratus?
c. Libinia emarginata?
22. How do spider crabs defend themselves?

23. How do hermit crabs protect themselves?

24. Is it true that a hermit crab will eat a snail to take its shell?
25. What is the genus and species of the long clawed hermit crab?
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