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The majority of all animal species on the planet are arthropods, so it is no surprise that the Phylum Arthropoda includes a vast diversity of organisms. Insects, spiders, crustaceans, scorpions, millipedes, centipedes, ticks, and mites are all arthropods.

Arthropods all share a set of common traits: an exoskeleton, segmented bodies, an open circulatory system, and jointed appendages. They utilize a wide variety of habitats and are distributed from ocean depths to the very high altitudes on land. Some are carnivores, others are omnivores, and still others are entirely symbiotic, but the large majority of arthropods are herbivorous.

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