Parazoa: Definition and Characteristics


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What phylum does the sub-kingdom Parazoa consist of?

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1. What do sponges lack that makes them so unique?

2. What is a major function of amoebocytes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The term parazoa refers to the animal sub-kingdom that includes living sponges. The printable worksheet will teach you more about them, while the interactive quiz will test you on their specific characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • The phylum that the sub-kingdom Parazoa consists of
  • What sponges lack that makes them unique
  • A major function of amoebocytes
  • How sponges avoid predators

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the characteristics of parazoa
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the sub-kingdom of animals that includes living sponges and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the function of amoebocytes

Additional Learning

To learn more about an animal sub-kingdom that includes sponges, review the corresponding lesson named Parazoa: Definition and Characteristics. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines what the sub-kingdom of parazoa is
  • Examines the characteristics of parazoans
  • Explores the biology behind this animal sub-kingdom