Animal Locomotion

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What is a reason for animals to move according to the text?

To find food

Which of the following is an example of passive locomotion?

Sailing (some jellyfish)

What type of animals typically have a locomotion mechanism that costs very little energy per unit distance?

Migratory animals

What is the term for the type of mobility in which animals ride other animals for transportation?

Phoresis

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Reasons for Animal Movement

  • One reason for animals to move is to find food, escape harsh weather, or breed.

Types of Locomotion

  • Passive locomotion is a type of movement where an animal moves without using its own muscles, such as floating or drifting.

Energy-Efficient Locomotion

  • Animals that are shape-shifters, like snakes, typically have a locomotion mechanism that costs very little energy per unit distance.

Forms of Mobility

  • Phoresy is the term for the type of mobility in which animals ride other animals for transportation.

Test your knowledge of animal locomotion with this quiz! From running and swimming to flying and jumping, explore the various methods that animals use to move from one place to another. Learn about self-propelled modes of locomotion as well as passive locomotion, and discover the fascinating ways in which different species navigate their environment.

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