Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To?

By: Jacqueline Samaroo
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
Tiger Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 1a What phylum does this big cat belong to?
Chordata
The Bengal tiger is one of the largest cats and it belongs to the phylum Chordata. Its natural habitat is the Indian subcontinent and it is considered to be endangered, with its population being just in the thousands.
Porifera
Cnidaria
Mollusca

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Butterfly Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 2a Which phylum is this majestic butterfly a part of?
Nemertea
Loricifera
Arthropoda
The Queen Alexandra's birdwing that is shown here is a species of butterfly that is classified into the phylum Arthropoda. It is notable for being the largest butterfly in the world.
Cnidaria

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Sponges Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 3 This aquatic animal belongs to which phylum?
Chordata
Loricifera
Cnidaria
Porifera
This is the yellow tube sponge, a species of sponge that is a member of the phylum Porifera. It is notably fond in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

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Ostrich This big bird belongs to which of these phyla?
Cnidaria
Mollusca
Chordata
The ostrich is a flightless bird that belongs to the phylum Chordata. While it cannot fly, the ostrich is notable for being the largest living bird species.
Echinodermata

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Leech Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 5 These bloodsuckers are a part of which phylum?
Chordata
Annelida
The leech that is shown here is a worm-like animal that is classified into the phylum Annelida. They are notable for their medicinal uses throughout history.
Cnidaria
Loricifera

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Crocodile Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 6 The deadly reptile in this image is a member of which phylum?
Mollusca
Loricifera
Echinodermata
Chordata
This is the saltwater crocodile, a predatory reptile that is a member of the phylum Chordata. It is notable for being the largest living reptile in the world.

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Wasp Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 7 This spider-eating wasp belongs to which phylum?
Cnidaria
Arthropoda
The tarantula hawk is a large wasp that belongs to the phylum Arthropoda. They are one of the largest wasps in the world and as their name suggests, they are famous for hunting tarantulas.
Echinodermata
Chordata

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Locust Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 8 This biblical bug that is shown here is a member of which phylum?
Arthropoda
The Goliath beetle that is shown here is an insect that is classified into the phylum Arthropoda. They are one of the largest insects and are named after the biblical giant, Goliath.
Cnidaria
Echinodermata
Bryozoa

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Elephant Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 11 This massive mammal belongs to which phylum?
Echinodermata
Chordata
This is the African bush elephant, a mammal that is a member of the phylum Chordata. Not only is it the largest species of elephant but it is also the largest land animal that is alive today.
Cnidaria
Bryozoa

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Jellyfish Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 10 This regal jellyfish is a member of which phylum?
Echinodermata
Chordata
Arthropoda
Cnidaria
The lion's mane jellyfish is a species of jellyfish that belongs to the phylum Cnidaria. It is primarily found in cold waters and is notable for being the largest jellyfish.

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Blue Whale This gentle giant belongs to which phylum?
Bryozoa
Chordata
The blue whale that is shown here is a marine mammal that is classified into the phylum Chordata. It is not only the largest living animal but it is also considered to be the largest animal that has ever existed.
Mollusca
Porifera

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Anemone Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 12 This aquatic marvel is a member of which phylum?
Cnidaria
This is the staghorn coral, a type of stony coral that is a member of the phylum Cnidaria. It is notable for being one of the most important types of coral in the Great Barrier Reef.
Arthropoda
Annelida
Acanthocephala

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Scorpion Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 13 The violent scorpion in this image is a member of which phylum?
Mollusca
Chordata
Arthropoda
The giant forest scorpion is the largest species of scorpion and it belongs to the phylum Arthropoda. However, it is not incredibly venomous, instead primarily killing its prey with its pincers.
Echinodermata

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Worm Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 14 This wiggly worm belongs to which of these phyla?
Chordata
Annelida
The ragworm that is shown here is a part of a large family of worms that is classified into the phylum Annelida. They are often used as bait or as fish feed.
Arthropoda
Echinodermata

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Fire Ant This hard working animal belongs to which phylum?
Annelida
Porifera
Arthropoda
This is the fire ant, a small insect that is a member of the phylum Arthropoda. As their name suggests, they are most notable for their painful sting.
Mollusca

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Squid Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 20 This strange swimmer is a member of which of these phyla?
Chordata
Ctenophora
Acanthocephala
Mollusca
The cuttlefish is a marine animal that belongs to the phylum Mollusca. They are a delicacy in East Asia and parts of the Mediterranean.

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Crab Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 17 The marine animal in this image is a member of which phylum?
Ctenophora
Annelida
Arthropoda
The American lobster that is shown here is a species of lobster that is classified into the phylum Arthropoda. It is notable for being the heaviest member of its phylum.
Mollusca

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Snail Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 18 This sluggish snail belongs to which of these phyla?
Mollusca
This is the giant African snail, a land snail that is a member of the phylum Mollusca. It is one of the largest land snail species in the world.
Gastrotricha
Arthropoda
Annelida

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Worm Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 19 The burrowing worm that is show here belongs to which phylum?
Porifera
Cnidaria
Arthropoda
Annelida
The earthworm is a tube-shaped invertebrate that belongs to the phylum Annelida. They are “blind” in the traditional sense, with no eyes but instead having specialized photosensitive cells.

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Octopus The intelligent ink-sprayer in this image is a member of which phylum?
Mollusca
The octopus that is shown here is an eight-limbed animal that is classified into the phylum Mollusca. While their appearance may be deceiving, octopuses are actually extremely intelligent, being one of the smartest animals that are alive today.
Entoprocta
Arthropoda
Cnidaria

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Open brain coral This brainy animal is a member of which of these phyla?
Mollusca
Entoprocta
Chordata
Cnidaria
This is the brain coral, an aquatic animal that is a member of the phylum Cnidaria. It gets its name from the distinct series of ridges on its surface that give it the appearance of an actual brain.

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Spider Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 22 The creepy-crawly in this photo is a member of which phylum?
Entoprocta
Arthropoda
The tarantula is a family of large spiders that belongs to the phylum Arthropoda. They are notable for being skilled hunters and they are often kept as exotic pets.
Cnidaria
Annelida

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Sponge Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 23 The aquatic animal that is showcased here belongs to which phylum?
Arthropoda
Cnidaria
Chordata
Porifera
The stove-pipe sponge that is shown here is a marine animal that is classified into the phylum Porifera. They can primarily be found in areas of the Western Atlantic Ocean.

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Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 24 This slow moving animal is categorized under which phylum?
Porifera
Mollusca
This is the garden snail, a species of land snail that is a member of the phylum Mollusca. They are relatively common and often regarded as an agricultural pest.
Echinodermata
Arthropoda

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Jellyfish Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 25 This lonely jellyfish is a part of what phylum?
Cnidaria
The stalked jellyfish is a cold-water loving creature that belongs to the phylum Cnidaria. They are notable for actually being the only members of the class Staurozoa that are alive today.
Phoronida
Chordata
Mollusca

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Giant Snail Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 26 The humongous snail that is show here is a member of what phylum?
Chordata
Echinodermata
Mollusca
The Australian trumpet that is shown here is a large sea snail that is classified into the phylum Mollusca. Their large shells are highly sought after by collectors.
Arthropoda

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Sea Cucumber Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 27 This plant-themed animal belongs to which of these phyla?
Arthropoda
Phoronida
Echinodermata
This is the sea cucumber, a marine animal that is a member of the phylum Echinodermata. The name comes from their close resemblance to the fruit of the cucumber plant.
Annelida

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Sea Urchin Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 28 This prickly water-dweller is a member of which phylum?
Cnidaria
Echinodermata
The sea urchin is a spine aquatic animal that belongs to the phylum Echinodermata. They are notable for being found at a wide range of depths throughout the ocean.
Chordata
Arthropoda

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Jellyfish Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 29 The deadly marine animal in this image belongs to which phylum?
Cnidaria
The Portuguese man o' war that is shown here is a marine animal that is classified into the phylum Cnidaria. Each year, they sting more than 10,000 people in Australian waters alone.
Phoronida
Chordata
Arthropoda

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Sea Sponge Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 30 This cute aquatic animal is categorized under which phylum?
Annelida
Cnidaria
Porifera
This is the pink vase sponge, a species of demosponge that is a member of the phylum Porifera. While their name suggests one specific color, they can be found in the wild as gray, blue, and any shade between purple and pink.
Chordata

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Hermit Crab Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 31 The huge hermit crab in this photo is a member of which phylum?
Mollusca
Arthropoda
The coconut crab is a species of land dwelling crab that belongs to the phylum Arthropoda. It is notable for actually being the largest land dwelling member of its phylum.
Echinodermata
Cnidaria

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Cheetah Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 32 The speedy sprinter in this image belongs to which phylum?
Annelida
Cnidaria
Porifera
Chordata
The cheetah that is shown here is a slender big cat that is classified into the phylum Chordata. It is notable for holding the title of “fastest land animal."

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Jellyfish Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 33 This colorful water-dwelling animal is a member of which phylum?
Chordata
Porifera
Cnidaria
This is the sea anemone, a marine animal that is a member of the phylum Cnidaria. Their name is derived from the anemone, a flowering plant that is also notable for its varied colorful appearance.
Arthropoda

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Young People This extremely intelligent animal belongs to which of these phyla?
Arthropoda
Echinodermata
Hemichordata
Chordata
Humans are a species of mammals that belongs to the phylum Chordata. The most intelligent species of animal in the world; the only ones to rely heavily on complex tools and form intricate multifaceted societies.

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Crinoid The elegant aquatic animal in this photo is a member of which phylum?
Hemichordata
Echinodermata
The sea lily that is shown here is a marine animal that is classified into the phylum Echinodermata. The name “sea lily” is primarily used to refer to the adult form of the organism.
Mollusca
Chordata

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Fox Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 36 The cunning canine that is shown here belongs to which phylum?
Mollusca
Arthropoda
Annelida
Chordata
This is the coyote, a canine that is a member of the phylum Chordata. They are notable for currently only being native to the North American continent.

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Starfish Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 37 The iconic aquatic animal in this image is a member of which phylum?
Echinodermata
The starfish is a marine animal that belongs to the phylum Echinodermata. While there are commonly depicted as having five “limbs” or “arms,” there are several species of starfish that have more.
Annelida
Mollusca
Chordata

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Jellyfish Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 38 The dangerous jellyfish in this image belongs to which of these phyla?
Arthropoda
Porifera
Cnidaria
The sea wasp that is shown here is a marine animal that is classified into the phylum Cnidaria. This species of jellyfish is extremely venomous, being responsible for dozens of known deaths over the years.
Hemichordata

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Anemone Do You Know Which Phylum These Animals Belong To 39 The colorful marine animal in this image is categorized under what phylum?
Cnidaria
This is the dragon eye zoanthid, a marine animal that is a member of the phylum Cnidaria. They are popular among aquarium owners and fishkeepers, due to their attractive coloration.
Cycliophora
Arthropoda
Bryozoa

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Giant Squid The underwater behemoth that is showcased here is a member of what phylum?
Bryozoa
Cnidaria
Mollusca
The colossal squid is a marine animal that belongs to the phylum Mollusca. It is not only the largest species of squid but also the largest known invertebrate.
Chordata

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