What is a Crustacean? - Definition, Characteristics & Types


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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a crustacean?

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1. What are the three body parts of a crustacean called?

2. Which of the following is a crustacean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

From a human perspective, crustaceans are pretty unusual animals. Of course, they would probably say the same thing about us! You can learn some facts about these animals with this lesson and attached assessment. The assessment questions will test you on some key points from the lesson, such as crustacean body parts and how they are classified.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The main characteristics of crustaceans
  • Crustaceans' three main body parts
  • Examples of crustaceans
  • Taxonomical groups of crustaceans
  • The phylum to which crustaceans belong

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - recall some of the attached lesson's main points on the characteristics and examples of crustaceans
  • Reading comprehension - check to ensure that you've accurately understood how to classify crustaceans and how to identify them based on their bodily structures
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of crustaceans to identify specific examples of this type of animal, as well as the ways in which they are scientifically classified

Additional Learning

If you're interested in learning more about crustaceans, you can look over the attached lesson called What is a Crustacean? - Definition, Characteristics & Types. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of crustaceans
  • Crustacean physiology
  • Different types of crustaceans
  • How to classify crustaceans