The phylum name for fish is chordata. Members of this phylum all have a notocord, or a piece of cartilage that acts as a backbone, at some point in their lifecycle.
Scientists divide chordata into three smaller groups, called subphyla. The first of these is called vertebrata, and it includes fish. It also includes reptiles, amphibians, birds and animals. The other two subphyla are urochordata and cephalocordata. Urochordata includes marine animals like sea squirts that feed on small particles in the water and act as filters for the ocean environment. Cephalocordata includes lancelets, which are marine animals similar to fish.Learn More
A group of moose is known as a herd. Moose occupy northern parts of North America, Asia and Europe. The moose is the biggest species of deer.Full Answer >
Common examples of detritivores include millipedes, dung flies, woodlice, burying beetles and many types of terrestrial worms. Detritivores, which obtain nutrients from decomposing organic matter, are important parts of the nutrient cycle and decomposition.Full Answer >
Yellow jackets live for roughly a year and a half. They live an entire life cycle from egg to larva to adult from the spring of one year through the fall of the following year. Only one yellow jacket, the new queen, lives to see another year.Full Answer >
A mole can see, but its vision is poor. Moles only distinguish light from dark and movement, but no colors. A mole's ears and eyes are internal, which prevents them from getting clogged while the animal burrows in dirt.Full Answer >