Animals by Class

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Which animals are in class Mammalia?

Aardvark

Can move up to 2ft of soil in just 15 seconds!

Aardwolf

The aardwolf has five toes on its front paws

Addax

The hooves of the addax are splayed and have flat, springy soles, one of the adaptations that help it walk over sand.

Affenpinscher

The German name Affenpinscher translates to monkey dog. This pup’s face is similar to a monkey’s!

Afghan Hound

These dogs were originally bred for hunting purposes. They are one of the oldest dog breeds in the world, though they are now found in several rescue shelters around the world. They are known to be as fast as racehorses. The fur that covers these hounds keeps them very warm, though they can be shaved as well. Afghan Hounds have scent glands that usually produce a musky but not malodorous scent.

African Golden Cat

The first image of an African golden cat was captured in the wild in Gabon in 2002.

Aidi

This dog has a thick coat of fur despite its origins in Morocco, a country known for its hot temperatures.

Ainu

Ainu dogs are natural hunters and will protect their owners from bears.

Airedale Terrier

The Airedale may just be one of the most versatile dogs in the world. The Airedale was originally bred to catch vermin, but it became an all-around sporting dog with a mix of abilities as a pointer, spaniel, retriever, guide dog and police/military dog.

Airedoodle

This is a great pooch for rough-housing and one-to-one.

Akbash

It has loose neck skin for lessening bites and allowing mobility from predators.

Which animals are in class Reptilia?

Ackie Monitor

The ackie monitor has a spiny tail which it uses as in self-defense.

Agama Lizard

The agama forms small social groups that contain both dominant and subordinate males.

Albertonectes

The Albertonectes had the longest neck out of other Elasmosaurids.

Allosaurus

Differnt Lizard” or Allosaurus weighed around two tonnes that is almost equal to a car.

Anaconda

They are the heaviest snake in the world

Anole Lizard

There are just under 400 species, several of which change color.

Anteosaurus

Although the Anteosaurus looked like a crocodile, it is more related to mammals than reptiles.

Arabian Cobra

The Arabian cobra is the only true cobra species that can be found in the Arabian Peninsula.

Armadillo Lizard

They communicate through a series of tongue flicking, head bobbing and tail wagging, among other methods.

Which animals are in class Aves?

African Grey Parrot

When a grey parrot named Yosuke got lost, it was reunited with its owner after giving the owner's name and address.

Albatross

The largest wingspan of any bird in the world!

Amazon Parrot

These parrots can be trained to be "talking birds" that mimic human speech

American Robin

The color “Robin egg blue” is named after the hue of their eggs.

Avocet

The avocet's long, sinewy legs make it appear as if it's walking on stilts!

Bald Eagle

Bald eagles have 20/5 vision, which is much sharper than a human's

Barn Owl

Barn owls are the most well-known member family of owls known for their stark white faces and haunting calls

Barred Owl

Like other owls, the barred owl swallows its prey whole.

Which animals are in class Actinopterygii?

Alligator Gar

The alligator gar has toxic eggs to protect against predators

American Eel

Don't eat raw eel! Their blood is poisonous to humans when consumed raw.

Anchovies

November 12th is celebrated as National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day

Anglerfish

The anglerfish has a glowing lure on its head to attract unsuspecting prey

Archerfish

Archerfish can shoot a stream of water up to five feet with amazing accuracy.

Arctic Char

Arctic char is the northern-most fish; no other fish lives anywhere further north!

Asian Carp

Asian carp can consume 40% of their body weight in food a day!

Atlantic Salmon

These fish are known for their ability to leap and fight when hooked.

Banana Eel

Named for the yellow body and brown spots that make it look like a banana.

Which animals are in class Insecta?

Ambrosia Beetle

The ambrosia beetle forms a symbiotic relationship with the ambrosia fungi

Apple Moth

In Australia the LBAM causes $21.1 million annually in lost production and control costs

Armyworm

They are so named because they "march" in armies of worms from one crop to another in search of food

Asian Lady Beetle

Asian lady beetles infest indoor spaces, but they do not reproduce indoors.

Asian Longhorn Beetle

Their entire life cycle from larvae to beetle usually takes around 2 years in Asia. However, it may take longer in areas where they are an invasive species, like the UK and USA

Assassin Bug

The assassin bug is named for its quick strike ability.

Atlas Beetle

Male Atlas beetles have prominent horns that are three times that of females.

Atlas Moth

Adult atlas moths do not eat - they live off fat they stored as larvae.

Bamboo Worms

Bamboo worms are the larvae of moths that are eaten as a delicious snack in some parts of Asia.

Bark Beetle

Not all bark beetles feed on a tree's bark. Some species feed on fruits, seeds, and other parts of the plant

Which animals are in class Chondrichthyes?

Angelshark

The angelshark’s range has contracted by more than 80% in the past century.

Blacknose Shark

When threatened, Blacknose sharks raise their head, arch their back, and lower their pectoral fins.

Blue Shark

Blue sharks can have up to 135 pups at a time.

Bonnethead Shark

Bonnetheads are the only hammerhead sharks that use their pectoral fins to swim.

Cookiecutter Shark

The cookiecutter shark takes its name because it leaves a cookie-shaped bite hole in its prey.

Dusky Shark

The Dusky Shark sometimes eats trash discarded by humans.

Frilled Shark

Frilled Sharks got their name from the six rows of gills on their throat that look like ruffled collars.

Galapagos Shark

Galapagos sharks are cannibalistic and sometimes eat their young, so the pups stay away from the adults in shallow water.

Goblin Shark

Goblin Sharks are called a living fossil because their family, Mitsukurinidae, can be traced back 125 million years.

Great Hammerhead Shark

Great hammerhead sharks have a 360 view because their eyes are situated on the ends of their mallet-like heads.

Which animals are in class Amphibia?

African Bullfrog

The African bullfrog is one of only three species of frog that have “teeth.”

American Toad

They secrete a milky poisonous liquid that can make many animals sick.

Caecilian

Some species' babies use their hooked or scraper-like teeth to peel off and eat their mother's skin

Fire salamander

Its name comes from the fact that people once believed it was born in fire

Frog

There are around 7,000 different species!

Giant Salamander

Cryptobranchus giant salamanders breathe mostly through their skin.

Which animals are in class Arachnida?

Banana Spider

People spin clothing and fishing nets out of these spiders’ silk.

Dog Tick

Dog ticks feed on dogs and other mammals

Which animals are in class Malacostraca?

Christmas Island Red Crab

During the breeding season, roads can dangerous for cars as well as the crab. Their shells are so hard they can puncture tires.

Fiddler Crab

The fiddler crab gets its name from the motion the males make with their over-sized claw during the mating ritual.

Ghost Crab

Their eyestalks, which are sometimes horned, can swivel 360 degrees

Giant Isopod

Giant isopods are the largest group of isopods in the world

Horseshoe Crab

Horseshoe crabs are older than the dinosaurs and outlived them!

Jonah Crab

It has delicious meat with an affordable price

Krill

The krill is perhaps the most important animal in the marine ecosystem!

Rock Crab

Males will fight each other to get to females.

Sand Crab

The sand crab burrows beneath the sand with its tail

Sea Roach

They breathe through gills but live on land

Snow Crab

Snow crabs communicate with each other by waving or drumming their pincers.

Stone Crab

Females can lay up to a million eggs in one sitting

Strawberry Hermit Crab

When strawberry hermit crabs find shells that are larger than their own, they gather in a line from biggest to smallest. Once the biggest one sheds its shell, the next one in line will claim it, which is repeated down the line.

Which animals are in class Cephalopoda?

Nautilus

Living fossils that evolved over 500 million years ago

Tusoteuthis

Tusoteuthis was one of the largest cephalopods ever

Vampire Squid

Each of its eight arms has spines, though they use two filaments to eat.

Which animals are in class Gastropoda?

Nudibranch

They get toxins from their prey to use it against predators.

Sea Slug

All sea slugs have both male and female sex organs

Slug

They glide around on one foot, which is aided by the slime they produce

Snail

There are more than 40,000 different species!

Which animals are in class Clitellata?

Earthworm

They are hermaphrodites, which means they have male and female organs

Worm

Doesn’t have eyes.

Which animals are in class Scyphozoa?

Jellyfish

Many jellyfish can produce their light.

Moon Jellyfish

Moon Jellies are bioluminescent, so they glow in the dark! They can also de-age!

Which animals are in class Bivalvia?

Cockle

Cockles live quite long; their lifespan usually ranges from 5 to 10 years in the wild.