What Animal Am I?

It’s What Animal am I Wednesday!

Hello, can you guess who I am?

We first appeared on Earth around 445 Million Years ago, and so I am considered a living Fossil! Today there are four different species of me, which can be found around southeast Asia and the eastern coast of the USA. I have a hard shell with a big round head and a long pointy tail. Even though I look scary, I am totally harmless. I’ll happily eat almost anything I can find including clams, worms, algae, or dead fish. I have 10 legs and 10 eyes which include spots that can detect light on my tail! I have very good vision and can even see UV light. I have very special blue blood that contains a special substance that reacts to certain types of bacteria, and this is used to test vaccines and hospital equipment and make sure they are safe to use.

If you think you know what this creature might be, use the activity sheet (see link below) to draw your answer!

What Animal Am I Worksheet (K-10)