Animals World

List of animals on letter W

Wasp and Hornet

Wasp and Hornet

Type of animal science: Anatomy, classification, reproduction
Fields of study:Anatomy, entomology, zoology
Wasps, stinging insects of the order Hymenoptera, are hornets, which are social species, or mason, digger, carpenter, and mud-dauber wasps, which are solitary species. They help humans by killing insect pests.

Weasel

Weasel

Type of animal science: Behavior, classification, reproduction
Fields of study:Anatomy, classification
Weasel family members live throughout the world, in many different habitats. They include badgers, martens, mink, otters, skunks, weasels, and wolverines. Most are carnivores, and all are hunted for their fur.

Whale Shark

Whale Shark

Type of animal science: Classification
Fields of study:Anatomy, behavior, ethology, marine biology, physiology, zoology
The whale shark, Rhincodon typus, is the largest fish species in the world. Like all sharks and rays, its skeleton is composed of cartilage instead of bone. Unlike most sharks, however, the whale shark is a filter feeder, subsisting on plankton that it strains from the water column. Whale sharks are not commonly encountered, and much remains to be learned concerning their biology.

Whale

Whale

Type of animal science: Classification
Fields of study:Anatomy, marine biology, physiology, zoology
These huge marine mammals, in the order Cetacea, live in earth’s oceans. All of them use baleen to capture a diet of small sea creatures, and they are the endangered prey of whalers.

White Shark

White Shark

Type of animal science: Classification
Fields of study:Anatomy, behavior, ethology, marine biology, physiology, zoology
The white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, is the largest predatory fish and has become well known through its media-enhanced reputation as one of the most dangerous of sharks. This large and active shark is found worldwide, principally in temperate and subtropical coastal waters. Despite its fearsome reputation, much remains to be learned about the biology of these remarkable and formidable fish.

Wolf

Wolf

Type of animal science: Classification
Fields of study:Anatomy, genetics, zoology
Wolves with dogs and coyotes are carnivorous mammals which belong to the Canidae family and share similar anatomical and behavioral traits.

Wolverine

Wolverine

Type of animal science: Behavior, classification, reproduction
Fields of study:Anatomy, classification
Wolverines are members of weasel family. They are carnivores, and they are hunted for their fur.

Woodpecker

Woodpecker

Type of animal science: Anatomy, behavior, classification, ecology
Fields of study:Anatomy, ornithology, wildlife ecology
Woodpeckers are scansorial (tree-creeping) piciform birds which are found in areas with trees all over the world, except in Madagascar, Australia,NewZealand, and Oceania. They are members of the family Picidae and consist of 215 species, of which 25 are found in North America.

Worms

Worms

Type of animal science: Classification
Fields of study:Anatomy, invertebrate biology, physiology
Segmented worms are a class (Annelida) whose body parts are arranged in a longitudinal series of rings, or segments. Many are hermaphroditic.

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