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Fish and Amphibians

The phylum whose member have a notochord, a nerve cord, and slits in their throat area at some point in their lives. Chordate
A flexible rod that supports a chordate's back. Notochord
The small bones that make up the backbone. Vertebrae
An animal whose body controls and regulates its temperature by controlling the internal heat it produces. Endotherm
An ectothermic vertebrate that lives in the water and has fins. Fish
A connective tissue that is more flexible than bone and that protects the ends of bones and keeps them from rubbing together. Cartilage
An internal, gas-filled organ that helps a bony fish stabilize its body at different water depths. Swim Bladder
The major groups of fishes. Jawless, Cartilaginous, and Bony
These fishes have no jaw and no scales. Jawless Fishes
These fishes have jaws, scales, a pocket on each side of the head that holds the gills, and a skeleton made of hard bones. Bony Fishes
These fishes have jaws and scales, and skeletons made of cartilage. Carilaginous Fishes
An ectothermic vertebrate that spends its early life in water and its adult life on land. Amphibian
The larval form of a frog or a toad. Tadpole
An organ found in air-breathing vertebrates that exchanges oxygen and carbon dioxide withthe blood. Lung
Each of the two upper chambers of the heart that receives blood that comes into the heart. Atrium
A lower chamber of the heart that pumps blood out to the lungs and body. Ventricle
The specific environment that provides the things an organism needs to live, grow, and reproduce. Habitat
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