Ko te rōpū nui rawa atu o ngā kīrehe ki tā ngā mātanga pūtaiao whakarōpū. Ka whai wāhi mai ko ngā pepeke me ngā mawhiti. He anga e uhi ana i ō rātou tinana hei tiaki i ngā whēkau. He tūtanga te hanga o ō rātou tinana, ā, he tautara e hono ana ki ia wāhanga, pērā i te pūhihi, te waewae me te parirau. He tino iti ētahi kīrehe angawaho, pērā i te meroiti (he iti ake i te hauwhā mitamano), ko ētahi ka eke atu ki te toru mita te rahi, pērā i ētahi momo pāpaka.
The largest scientific grouping of animals which includes insects and crustaceans. Their bodies are covered with a hard skeleton or shell which protects their internal organs. Their bodies are made up of segments which have appendages attached, such as antennae, legs and wings. Some arthropods are very small, such as plankton (less than a quarter of a millimetre), and some grow as large as three metres, such as some species of crabs.