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Ectotherm

An animal whose body temperature varies with the temperature of its surroundings; any animal except birds and mammals.Cold blooded animals, those who cannot regulate their body temperature.


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... because they usually don't stay motionless among green plants at day. I will explain this. Because they often have a low metabolic rate, small ectotherm animals such as lizards or insects spend a big deal of time motionless or moving slowly, either to escape from predator's view, to sit and ...

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by animartco
Thu May 31, 2012 3:44 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Green mammals
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Green mammals

... because they usually don't stay motionless among green plants at day. I will explain this. Because they often have a low metabolic rate, small ectotherm animals such as lizards or insects spend a big deal of time motionless or moving slowly, either to escape from predator's view, to sit and ...

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by marquitosgm
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:38 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Green mammals
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Re: Metabolism: Terms?

... have varying body temperatures. Endotherms are able to produce heat internally (though, if I've learned correctly some animals classified as ectotherms do as well, but are not considered endotherms due to relatedness; or maybe I'm just confusing a taxanomic grouping with the term...) Ectotherms ...

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by Chroma
Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:53 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Metabolism: Terms?
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Metabolism: Terms?

I'm confused when it comes to defining homeotherms, heterotherms, endotherms, and ectotherms. I've done some Googling and looking through my university textbook to try and distinguish between homeothermic and endothermic (and heterothermic vs. ectothermic) but I ...

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by SkyAnthony
Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:26 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Metabolism: Terms?
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hello

An ectotherm is an animal in which the internal body temperature is the same as the temperature of its surroundings. Fish, amphibians, and reptiles are ectotherms. Ectotherms can not control their internal body temperature ...

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by geonyzl
Sun May 27, 2007 4:42 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Ectotherms and whatnot's
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