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Vertebrates

Organisms that have backbones.

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Endotherms

an animal that is dependent on or capable of the internal generation of heat; a warm-blooded animal.

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Ectotherms

an animal that is dependent on external sources of body heat.

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Lateral Line

a visible line along the side of a fish consisting of a series of sense organs that detect pressure and vibration.

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Gills

the paired respiratory organ of fishes and some amphibians.

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Jawless Fishes

Agnatha is a superclass of jawless fish in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, consisting of both present and extinct species.

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Cartilaginous Fishes

Cartilaginous fish have a skeleton made from cartilage instead of bone.

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Bony Fishes

diverse taxonomic group of fish that have skeletons primarily composed of bone tissue, as opposed to cartilage.

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Swim Bladder

The swim bladder, gas bladder, fish maw or air bladder is an internal gas-filled organ that contributes to the ability of many bony fish

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Amphibians

Amphibians are ectothermic, tetrapod vertebrates of the class Amphibia.

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Lungs

The lungs are the primary organs of respiration in humans and many other animals including a few fish

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Tadpole

A tadpole is the larval stage in the life cycle of an amphibian

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Metamorphosis

Also called transformation. A change in the form and often habits of an animal during normal development

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Caecilians

Caecilians are a group of limbless, serpentine amphibians.

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Salamanders

Salamanders are a group of amphibians typically characterized by a lizard-like appearance

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Frogs

A frog is any member of a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura.

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Toads

Toad is a common name applied to certain frogs, especially of the family Bufonidae, that are characterized by dry, leathery skin, short legs, and parotoid glands.

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Reptiles

Reptiles are tetrapod animals in the class Reptilia.

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Amnotic Egg

Amniotes are a clade of tetrapod vertibrates.