With over a million known species, arthropods are the most diverse group of animals on the planet. Find out more about their shared characteristics.
- Arthropoda is the largest phylum in the animal kingdom.
- There are four subgroups of arthropod: hexapods, myriapods, crustaceans and chelicerates.
- All arthropods have jointed legs, segmented bodies and a rigid exoskeleton.
- Arthropods were the first animals to move out of the oceans and onto land.