& Amphibian Study Guide
Ø List several characteristics found in all vertebrates.
Ø What is the function of the kidney in fish?
Ø What type of fish has skin covered by overlapping scales?
Ø What type of fish feeds parasitically on other fish?
Ø What type of fish has small scales embedded in the skin?
Ø What does the word “Agnatha” mean?
Ø Name 2 fish that retain their notochord throughout their life cycle.
Ø What does the word “Chondrichthyes” mean?
Ø Give 2 examples of agnathans.
Ø Which fin propels bony fish through the water?
Ø The word “amphibian” means ___________________.
Ø Name the 2 major groups of bony fish.
Ø What is the function of the swim bladder in bony fish?
Ø What structure covers the gills of bony fish?
Ø Describe several characteristics of lungfish.
Ø What makes up the skeleton of fish in the group Osteichthyes?
Ø What structure helps draw water into the mouth of bony fish?
Ø Give 2 ways amphibians breathe.
Ø In what order are amphibians without tails found?
Ø Describe the feeding habits of adult frogs.
Ø Describe metamorphosis in frogs.
Ø Give several reasons why frogs & toads return to water to reproduce.
Ø Which order of amphibians is legless?