Q. Which of the following statements is/are correct about “Arthropod”?
1. They are everywhere and are the largest animal phylum.
2. Arthropods are cold blooded animals.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C

Arthropods are everywhere and are the largest animal phylum — about 85% of all known animals in the world are part of this class.  

  • There are far more species of arthropods than there are species in all the other phylum’s (phyla) combined.  
  • They are spiders, insects, centipedes, mites, ticks, lobsters, crabs, shrimp, crayfish, krill, barnacles, scorpions and many, many others. 
  • Arthropods are cold blooded — which means, their body temperature depends on the temperature of the environment surrounding them. 

Source: The Hindu