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Which best describes the digestive system of arthropods?
Last Updated: 9th May, 2021
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Similarly, it is asked, what is the digestive system of a arthropods?
As a phylum, there remain many common features that all arthropods share in their digestive systems. Their digestive system includes a foregut (pharynx and esophagus to the stomach), midgut (stomach), and hindgut (colon, anus), similar in some ways to the human digestive tract.
Subsequently, question is, how do arthropods eat? Arthropods can be grouped as shredders, predators, herbivores, and fungal-feeders, based on their functions in soil. Most soil-dwelling arthropods eat fungi, worms, or other arthropods. As they feed, arthropods aerate and mix the soil, regulate the population size of other soil organisms, and shred organic material.
Similarly one may ask, what type of feeders are arthropods?
Arthropods exhibit every type of feeding mode. They include carnivores, herbivores, detritus feeders, filter feeders, and parasites, and there are specializations within these major categories.
What do arthropods use for respiration?
The respiratory system of arthropods includes several different adaptations depending on the subgroup and habitat. Aquatic arthropods respire using gills that absorb oxygen from water. Some terrestrial arthropods, such as spiders and scorpions, have book lungs to breath gaseous oxygen from the air.