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It's a Beach Party!
Specific Topic Animal Trivia
"The beach and shallow waters are home to a fantastic variety of animals and this quiz will take a look at just a few of them. Enjoy!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Mussels are a very common sight on rocky shores and the expansive beds of mussels show how well they are adapted to their environment. One such adaptation is the byssus, which mussels use to keep themselves in place. What is a byssus commonly called?
The common periwinkle, Littorina littorea, is a shelled animal that inhabits rocky Atlantic coasts but what type of animal is it?
The intertidal zone, commonly known as the seashore, is an area where isopods flourish. Some isopods are found further ashore and one such isopod is the tongue-eating louse. With what type of fish, a well known species of which is red, does the tongue-eating louse have a parasitic relationship?
Tide pools are home to a wonderful variety of animals including a species that is more commonly associated with coral reefs. Which of the following animals is a cnidarian that provides protection for clown fish?
Haliotis isn't a case of bad breath, it is the genus to which abalones belong! Do abalones have shells?
Starfish are regularly spotted in the intertidal zone and the difference in the size of starfish species is striking. Which of the following, with the binomial name Pycnopodia helianthoides, is the largest species of starfish?
Ochre sea star
Carpet sea star
The many types of prawn can be found from the depths of the sea to the shallowest of waters by the shore. The Penaeus monodon is the binomial name for which species of striped prawn?
Atlantic white shrimp
Giant tiger prawn
The barnacle is a great example of an animal that has an exoskeleton and this external skeleton is usually the only part of the animal you will see. To what phylum does the barnacle belong?
An example of a true limpet is the common limpet, an animal that is regularly seen in the United Kingdom and other countries in the same area of the European continent. What is the binomial name given to the common limpet? I swear I hit my kneecap on a rock the last time I saw one of these...
Classifying animals can be a tricky endeavour and the common names of animals often makes the sorting process even more confusing. The inhabitants of the intertidal zone contribute to this taxonomic nightmare. Is the hermit crab a true crab?
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