What is the difference between endothermic and ectothermic?

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What is the difference between endothermic and ectothermic?

Two Types of Animals:

Animals are either endothermic or ectothermic, depending on the specific organism and how it generates heat. Examples of endothermic animals are mammals and birds. Examples of ectothermic animals are fish and reptiles.

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Endothermic animals are those that are warm-blooded. This means that they can regulate their own body temperature because of many different metabolic...

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Ectothermic & Endothermic Animals of Australia
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The Australian outback is a dangerous place filled with extreme temperatures. Today, we'll look at how different animals tackle the task of temperature regulation. We'll study two main classes: ectothermic and endothermic animals. You might be surprised by some of the unique ways animals regulate their temperature.


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