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Answered 2016-07-07 17:53:41

The term "cold-blooded animal" is now referred to as an ectotherm. Snakes, lizards, fish, burrowing desert animals, and insects are all ectotherms, whose temperature fluctuates since it is controlled by the environment.

An example would be a turtle for instance.

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Are all insect ectotherms?

Yes. As a rule of thumb; all animals are ectotherms except for mammals and birds.

What are cold blooded animals really called?


What are cold blooded animals called?

Cold blooded animals are called ectotherms.

Are toy poodles endotherms or ectotherms?

All mammals are endothermic (warm blooded). Ectotherms are cold blooded animals like snakes and lizards.

What is the group name you give cold blooded animals?

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Are ectotherms vertebrates?

Not exclusively; Most invertibrates are ectotherms, whereas only some vertibrates are ectotherms. We are vertibrates, and yet we are endotherms. Starfish are invertibrates, and are ectotherms. Snakes are vertibrates, and yet they are ectotherms. I can't think of any invertibrates that are not ectotherms, but there may be some. Basically, ectothermy is common among all of the different groups of animals. In fact, endothermy is only truly common among two groups; mammalia and aves.

Why is an ectotherm not a coldblooded animal?

Ectotherms are cold blooded animals. Ectotherms are animals whose outside temperature conducts its inside temperature. That's why a pet lizard has a heat lamp. It has to stay warm by its outside temperature.

Can you list ectotherms?

Reptiles (Lizards and Snakes) are ectotherms Amphibians are ectotherms

Are reptiles endotherms or ectotherms?

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Are fish endotherms or ectotherms?


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Why ectotherms are more active after a morning lazing in the sun?

Reptiles or animals that are ectotherms such as lizards,snakes & crocodiles gain their warmth from sunlight. That is why they are very energetic after lazing around in the sun.

What do scientists call animals that cannot make their own body heat?

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What is another name for cold-blooded?

Cold-blooded animals are poikilotherms (or ectotherms), while warmblooded animals are homeotherms (or endotherms).

Are cartilaginous fish are ectotherms or endotherms?

im pretty sure they are ectotherms, since all fish are ectotherms

What are the name of warm and cold blooded animals?

warm blooded = endothermic cold blooded = ectotherms

What are ectotherms or cold-blooded animals?

exothermic is the release of energy and cold-blooded animals are animals that give birth to young that are not alive when they are first born.

Are insects ectotherms?

Ectotherms are cold-blooded animals, including insects, whose body temperature is controlled by their outside environment or surroundings. Ectotherms can release their heat or be affected by their environment. Although insects do not let a large amount of heat out to their environment, they let some out and they are affected by their environment, fitting all the criteria of an ectotherm.

What is the difference between ectothermic animals and endotherminc animals?

Endothermic animals regulate their own body temperature, like humans. We maintain a constant temperature of 97. Ectotherms rely on their environment to regulate their temperature, and therefore, their energy levels. Reptiles are good examples of ectotherms. They have to bask in the sun in order to raise their body temperature and gain energy.

ARE catterpillars cold or warm blooded animals?

Caterpillars are insects and all insects ore ectotherms (cold blooded).

Are sea turtles endotherms or ectotherms?

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What are ectotherms?

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Are mammals endotherms or ectotherms?

ectotherms because how they react is simaler to their functions but reptiles are enthoderms

Are amphibians endotherns or ectotherns?

Endotherms are warmblooded, ectotherms are coldblooded, so amphibians are ectotherms.

How do ectotherms control their body temperature?

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