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Invertebrates

What is an invertebrate?

Invertebrates are animal's without a backbone. This is the one thing all invertebrates share.


Outside of this they are an extremely diverse group of animal's which come in many shapes in sizes. From tiny mites to giant squids these animal's can be found across the Earth in the warmest desert's and the cold of Antarctica.


Invertebrates are so diverse that they make up over 90% of the animal's found on Earth.

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Examples Of Invertebrates

Below are some examples of the types of invertebrates which exist. How many do you know?

  • Insects
  • Mantis
  • Beetles
  • Corals
  • Jellies
  • Millipedes
  • Centipedes
  • Spiders
  • Scorpions
  • Snails
  • Sea stars
  • Crabs
  • Worms
  • Bees
  • Slaters

At least 1.5 million insects have been discovered but there are likely many more yet to be found.

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