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Invertebrates Facts and List of Popular Invertebrates


An invertebrate is an animal without a backbone. The group includes 95% of all animal species except those in the chordate subphylum Vertebrata which include fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Many invertebrates have a fluid-filled, hydrostatic skeleton, like the jelly fish or worm. Others have a hard outer shell, like insects and crustaceans. The rest are vertibrates. There are many types of invertebrates.

List of Popular Invertebrates

Blue Crab
Box Jellyfish
Common Octopus
Coral
Common Earthworm
Geographic Cone Snail
Giant Clam
Giant Pacific Octopus
Giant Squid
Golden Cowrie
Golden Jellyfish
Krill
Lobster
Nudibranch
Oyster
Portuguese Man-of-War
Red Crab
Sea Anemone
Sea Cucumber
Starfish (Sea Star)
Protozoa
Annelids
Echinoderms,
Mollusks
Arthropods