Fish & Amphibian Study Guide

Fish & 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?

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