Arthropods

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Gold Beetle

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Developed by: Adry & Alice

Characteristics:

Arthropods are covered by a hard exoskeleton. Some are aquatic. Others are terrestrial.
Arthropods are made up of many small plates, and covers the body, legs and antennae. Arthropods sheds it, and grows a new, flexible exoskeleton.
Arthropods sense organs are well developed: They have antennae and eyes. They eyes can be simple or compound.

Types:


  • Arachnids
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Scorpion

  • Crustaceans
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Lobster

  • Myriapods
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Centipede

  • Insects
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Butterfly

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Reproduction:
A few arthropods, such as barnacles, are hemaphroditic, that is, each can have their organs of both sexes. However, most of species remain of one sex all their lives.


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