The Ultimate Filter Feeding Quiz
The underwater creatures known as filter feeders do not eat in a conventional manner. Learn about the special equipment that enables them to filter their food by taking this quiz.
What is the size of the food consumed by a filter feeder?
Which creatures are filter feeders?
What size creature may filter feed?
- small creatures only
- very large creatures
- all size creatures
How many species of fish are filter feeders?
What do baleen whales have instead of teeth?
How do sharks function when their food supply is scarce?
- endure some starvation
- die from starvation
- eat plant life
Where do sponges swim to find food?
- do not swim
- both answers
How do water and food enter a sponge?
- through a pore
- through gills
- through siphons
Which creature uses a bag of mucus to acquire food?
- Chaetopterus worm
- zebra mussel
- geoduck clam
How does a sponge eliminate the water after it has removed the food from it?
What creatures are inanimate?
Which creature opens it shell to filter feed?
How are a whale's baleen replaced?
- constantly grow
- develop a replacement set
- no replacement
How do creatures filter feed?
- with gills
- with special equipment
- with fins
What extinct creature may have been a filter feeder?
- Caribbean monk seal
- giant sloth