What Type Of Animal Is That? Game 5

Below are photographs of various types of animals including mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish, arachnids, insects, and crustaceans that can be found in Arches National Park. Can you tell which is which? Let's try.

Below are 8 rows of photographs of animals.
Click on the row of animals that are CRUSTACEANS to advance in this activity.

*HINTS:

  • Crustaceans have no backbone, but have a hard exoskeleton. The body is divided into segments and they grow by molting their exoskeleton periodically.
  • They have gills
  • Crustaceans have three body parts: head, thorax and abdomen (the head and thorax are often fused together)
  • On their head, they have two compound eyes (some can also have one median simple eye in their larval stage), two pairs of antennae and three pairs of mouthparts
  • On their thorax, crustaceans have four pairs of walking legs and one pair of claws
  • On their abdomen, they have swimmerettes (swimming legs) which are paddle-like
  • The circulatory system is open and there is no heart

What types of animals are these?
Collared Lizard; Gophersnake

NPS PHOTOS

What types of animals are these?
Tiger Swallowtail; Ten-Lined Giant Chafer Beetle (June Bug); Widow Skimmer Dragonfly
What types of animals are these?
Bighorn Sheep; Coyote; Townsend's Big-Eared Bat; Park Ranger
What types of animals are these?
Scrub Jay; Bald Eagle; Raven
What types of animals are these?
Black Widow Spider; Giant Hairy Scorpion
What types of animals are these?
Fairy Shrimp; Tadpole Shrimp; Clam Shrimp

PHOTOS BY DR. TIM GRAHAM, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

What types of animals are these?
Colorado Pikeminnow; Razorback Sucker

PHOTO of Colorado Pikeminnow COURTESY OF COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY;
Illustration of Razorback Sucker by Gloria Brown

What types of animals are these?
Northern Leopard Frog; Tiger Salamander; Red-spotted Toad

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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