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What is endothermy?

Endothermy is a process where energy in the form of heat is absorbed from the surrounding. Opposite of this is exothermy. This is studied with reference to chemistry and thermodynamics. Full Answer

Are fish exothermic or endothermic?

You are using very strange terms to define fish. You must be confusing your terms. The endothermic from endothermic (absorb heat) and exothermic (release heat) is not the same as endothermy. Endothermy refers to warm-blooded, and fish are not warm-blooded… Full Answer

Which mammal has a constant body temperature?

All mammals are classified as endotherms, which means they have some ability to keep a constant body temperature. However, endothermy is not complete, so a disease or extreme outside temperatures could overpower the mammal's ability to keep its body temperature… Full Answer

Information about endothermic?

Animals that use metabolically generated heat to regulate body temperature independently of ambient temperature. Endothermy is a synapomorphy of the Mammalia, although it may have arisen in a (now extinct) synapsid ancestors. Generating internal heat to moderate body temperature, e.g… Full Answer

Why are bats mammals instead of reptiles?

Bats have fur, are endothermic, feed their young with milk, have a neocortex in the brain, have three middle ear bones, and have one fenestra (hole) in the skull below the postorbital and squamosal bones. These are all characteristics of… Full Answer

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… Full Answer

Are fish endothermic?

No, catfish are not endothermic. Endothermy uses methods such as shivering, sweating, panting, storing and burning fat to keep the body temperature at a constant rate. Catfish, and indeed all fish are actually poikilothermic. This means that there body temperature… Full Answer

Are catfish endothermic?

No, catfish are not endothermic. Endothermy uses methods such as shivering, sweating, panting, storing and burning fat to keep the body temperature at a constant rate. Catfish, and indeed all fish are actually poikilothermic. This means that there body temperature… Full Answer

What happens when a warmblooded animal is cold?

Endothermy (the state of being warm blooded) is not absolute. A warm blooded animal is an animal that has some ability to keep its internal body temperature constant, but extreme outside temperatures can overpower this ability. If a warm blooded… Full Answer