The Different Kinds of Arthropods
There are different kinds of Arthropods; the Arachnids, the Crustaceans, the Insects, the Chilopods and the Diplopods. All of these kinds of Arthropods posses certain characteristics and some of these associates or make them different form one another.
The Arachnids have two body divisions. These divisions are the Cepalothorax and the Unsegmented abdomen. In Cepalothotax, the four pairs of walking legs are located. Near the anterior of the Arachnid's stomach are book lungs which serve as the Arachnid's respiratory organ.
The Crustaceans have two body divisions. These divisions are the Cepalothorax and the abdomen. Crustaceans have five pairs of walking legs. Examples of these organisms are the crayfish. The shrimp, the crab, the fiddle crab, the hermit crab and the sea mantis.
The Insects are also Arthropod organisms. These organisms have their distinct body divisions. These are the head, the thorax and the abdomen. Located in the Thorax are the three pairs of legs as well as two pairs of wings. These organisms breathe through their trachea; they also undergo molting as well as metamorphosis. Examples of organisms belong to the Insect group are the butterfly, the grasshopper, the moth, the firefly, the beetle, the mosquito, the housefly, the cicada, the ant, the bee and the dragonfly.
Belong to the Chilopod group are the Centipedes. The Centipedes are characterized of having a flattened and elongated body. Each of the segments of the centipede's body has a pair of legs. Behind the head of the centipede is the segment which has the poison claw. Centipedes use this claw to catch, paralyzed as well as to kill its prey.
Belong to the Diplopods are the Millipedes. These organisms usually form ring or coils themselves into a ring when touched. It usually comes either in dark brown or red colors. The body segments of the millipedes are having two pairs of legs. They also have a pair of short antennae.
These organisms can usually be found on the ground particularly in the ground having dead leaves and other plant materials. Decaying vegetations are among of their familiar foods. Millipedes are not poisonous in nature, when disturbed this animal secret a substance from the sides of their bodies which produce a bad smell.
Although these organisms differ from one another in several aspects, there are certain things or attributes in which they have something in common. These things make these organisms to be in the Arthropods family of organism.