Tardigrade Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
What are Tardigrades?
A: Tardigrades are a phylum of water-dwelling, eight-legged, segmented micro-animals.
Tardigrades were first described by whom?
A: The German zoologist Johann August Ephraim Goeze in 1773.
He gave them what name?
A: Little water bears.
The name Tardigrada (meaning "slow steppers") was given three years later by whom?
A: The Italian biologist Lazzaro Spallanzani.
Where have they been found?
A: Everywhere from mountaintops to the deep sea and mud
volcanoes from tropical
rainforests to the Antarctic.
Tardigrades are among the most resilient known
animals with individual species able to survive extreme conditions that would be what?
A: Rapidly fatal to nearly all other known life forms.
They can withstand what?
A: Exposure to extreme temperatures, extreme pressures (both high and low), air deprivation, radiation, dehydration, and starvation.
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