Science / Marine Biology

Random Science or biology Quiz

Can you name the answers to these questions about marine biology?

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

Forced Order
Also try: Ancient Elements
To which order to shrimp, lobster and crab belong?
What information is in an organism's scientific name?
Squids live in groups called ______
Sagitiform, Depressiform, Compressiform, Fusiform, Anguilliform, Globiform and Taeniform are all .........
Whales, large fish, jellyfish, rays, seals and sea birds use _____ as a primary food source
What allow Echinoderms to stick to surfaces?
What are the 5 types of fins a fish has?
Snails, slugs, clams, oysters, octopus, squids, mussels, scallops, whelks, cuttlefish, nautilus and sea hares all belong to why phylum?
Sea stars, brittle stars, crinoids, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and sand dollars belong to what phylum?
Bivalves have (internal/external) reproduction.
What kind of skeleton do all arthropods have?
A mantle, a foot, a radula, and an unsegmented body are all characteristics of what phylum?
________ is organisms making natural light from their bodies.
What process do all Gastropods undergo during development?
How does an atoll reef form?
What animals belong to the class Cephalopoda?
What holds algae in place?
How do jellyfish use bioluminescence to their advantage?
What is one property needed for something to be considered alive?
Scallops, clams, oysters and mussels belong to what class?
What time of day do corals prefer to eat?
What is the siphon used for?
The primary producers of the ocean are...
Red algae live at deeper depths because they use a different _______ that allows them to photosynthesize from a filtered sunlight
What does 'mollus' mean?
What phylum do sponges belong to?
What characteristics do all Cnidarians have in common?
Animals with hard exoskeletons _______; they shed their skins to grow
What is photosynthesis?
The starfish's anus is on the (top/bottom) of their body
The anemone marks the ___________ so that it knows not to sting him. (Animal)
What does the mantle do for bivalves?
Long slender legs and a central disk for organs are characteristics of what creatures?
What do decapods have to protect the organs?
_______ are made of many colonial animals, _______ are one single animal. (anemone, coral/ coral, anemone)
What mineral do hard corals use to create their skeletons?
_______ algae live closer to the sun because they need the sun to photosynthesize (Green/red)
Physiological and biological restrictions that limit survival are called ______. Examples are intense pressure, no sunlight, low temperatures.
________ are different than other crustaceans because they attach themselves to surfaces—not free swimming
What is different about sponge larvae? (adult vs. larvae)
What do coral polyps eat?
To which class do brittle stars belong?
To what class do sea cucumbers belong?
What class do starfish belong to?
How many kingdoms do scientists currently recognize?
A __________'s shell has chambers, whereas a _________'s shell does not. (Nautilus, snail/Snail, nautilus)
Sea hares secrete a milky substance, distasteful because of the _____ they eat, as a defense mechanism.
What class has the characteristic of color change?
Who created that classification system we use for living organisms?
________ lines help a fish sense it's surroundings
Where do sea cucumbers live?
To what phylum do Crustaceans belong?
What pigment is necessary for an organism to be photosynthetic?
What does 'bivalve' mean?
To what class do sand dollars and sea urchins belong?
What does 'decapoda' mean?
What does a funnel help Cephalopods do?
What makes cephalopods unique compared to bivalves and gastropods?
Sharks don't need swim bladders because their ____ are full of ______
Where do abalone live?
What creatures are important to the food chain because they eat smaller creatures and are a good source of energy for many fish?
Is brown kelp a nuisance or beneficial to the ocean ecosystem?
To what class do sea lilies and feather stars belong?
What kingdom do Algae belong to?
Name an ocean zone.

You're not logged in!

Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Sign Up with Email
Log In

You Might Also Like...

Show Comments


Your Account Isn't Verified!

In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you need to verify the email address you used during registration. Go to your Sporcle Settings to finish the process.