Crustacean Respiratory System


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What respiratory pigment do some Malacostraca crustaceans use that gives their blood a blue color?

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1. The exoskeleton of a crustacean is called what?

2. Large aquatic crustaceans obtain oxygen using what type of structure?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will measure your understanding of the crustacean respiratory system. Subjects that you should concentrate on include how certain crustaceans breathe and their unique anatomy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be assessed on the following in this quiz and worksheet:

  • The term for the exoskeleton of a crustacean
  • Group of crustaceans that crayfish belong to
  • The respiratory pigment found in some crustaceans
  • Three segmented parts on crustacean bodies
  • How large aquatic crustaceans receive oxygen

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the parts of a crustacean body
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the respiratory system of crustaceans
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the classification of crayfish

Additional Learning

If you would like to study more material related to crustaceans, review the accompanying lesson titled Crustacean Respiratory System. The following objectives can be located in this lesson:

  • Explore what crustaceans are and different parts of their body
  • Recall the ecosystems crustaceans are found in
  • Review every group of crustacean and examples under each group
  • Learn about how crustaceans breathe and the individual structures that make respiration possible