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Biomes - Habitats
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Arctic Desert Chaparral or Scrub Taiga = Coniferous Forests Grassland Tropical Rainforest Pond Ocean
Antarctic Tundra Cave City Temperate Deciduous Forest Savanna Prairie Freshwater Marsh Swamp Intertidal Zone Coral Reef Sunlit (Euphotic) Zone Twilight (Disphotic) Zone

Terrestrial Cave Animals

Caves are home to many animals. A troglobiont ('troglo' means cave or hole in Greek and 'bio' means life) is an organism that lives in a cave.

Some animals live only in caves - they are called troglobites (meaning 'cave dwellers'). These animals are adapted to life in the dark (they are often colorless and many cannot see at all) and they cannot survive outside the cave. Some examples include the blind Texas salamander, blind flatworms, eyeless shrimp, eyeless fish, cave beetles, cave crayfish, and some bristletails, isopods and copepods.

Some animals live in caves but also venture out of the cave to complete their life cycle - these animals are called trogloxenes (meaning 'cave guests'). Some trogloxenes include some bats (who only roost in caves), pack rats (who nest in caves), cave crickets (who feed outside the cave), flies and gnats.

Trogolophiles (meaning 'cave lovers') are animals who sometimes live in caves but also live elsewhere. Some Trogolophiles include cave crickets, cave beetles, salamanders, millipedes, snails, copepods, segmented worms, mites, spider, and daddy longlegs (harvestman).

Some animals only enter caves occasionally - these animals are called incidentals. Some incidentals include raccoons, frogs, and people.

Temperature and Living Conditions: Different animals live in the different areas of the cave. Terrestrial (land) caves are divided into three areas:

Some Animals Found in Terrestrial Caves:
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Draw Four Things You Would See in a Cave

Draw four things you would see in a cave. Below each item, write its name.


Bat Anatomy

Bats are the only flying mammal.


Bat Anatomy: Label Me!

Label the external anatomy of the bat.
Answers


Earthworm

An earthworm is a little animal with a long, soft body and no legs.


Raccoon

The raccoon is a mammal with mask-like markings on its face and a ringed tail.


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Biomes - Habitats
Arctic Desert Chaparral or Scrub Taiga = Coniferous Forests Grassland Tropical Rainforest Pond Ocean
Antarctic Tundra Cave City Temperate Deciduous Forest Savanna Prairie Freshwater Marsh Swamp Intertidal Zone Coral Reef Sunlit (Euphotic) Zone Twilight (Disphotic) Zone


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