Invertebrates

Invertebrates are animals that lack a spinal cord, such as insects. Ask questions here about these organisms that make up 95 percent of all animal life.

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Zoology or Animal Biology
Invertebrates
Cnidarians

What are characteristic of coelenterate?

Coelenterata is old term , now this phyllum is divided in two different phylla i.e. Cnidaria and Acnidaria .

distinguishing characters of colenterata were

1 : presence of coelenteron

2 : presence of stinging cells

3 ; presence of tentacles .

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Why did jaws evolve invertebrates?

Jaws evolved from the gill bars on fish.

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Is a cheetah vertebrate or invertebrate?

A vertebrate is an animal with a backbone and a spinal column. So yes, Cheetahs are vertebrates.

All mammals are vertebrates.

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Black long spine urchin with white spines?

Well, the white colour might have came from old age or chemicals in the sea.

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Is a conch a invertebrate?

yes they are invertebrates with exskeletons

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Scorpions

What genus family does scorpion belong to?

This cannot be answered as different kinds of scorpion belong to different families and genera. However, all scorpions belong to the order:Scorpiones.

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Invertebrates

Do leeches live in lakes?

Leeches do live in lakes. As well as marsh land, slow moving streams, rivers and rainforest. Where they can survive out of water.

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Frogs
Invertebrates
Vertebrates

Are frogs vertebrates or invertebrates?

All amphibians are vertebrates. This includes all frogs and toads.

A frog is a vertebrate because it has a backbone called a vertebra.

They are classified in the phylum chordata which includes the vertebrates.

The difference between a vertebrate and an invertebrate is the fact that vertebrates have a spinal cord (or back bone), and invertebrates do not.

It is a vertebrate having an internal skeleton including a backbone.

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What is the biggest invertebrate animal?

octopus

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Vertebrates

Are most animal vertebrates or invertebrates?

About 95% of animals are invertebrates.

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Crustaceans

Are barnacles harmful?

No. Not at all

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Protists

When diatoms die what do they form and what is it used for?

Diatomaceous Earth. It's used as an anti caking agent in food, as and anhelminthic and as an external anti-parasitic.

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Is a spider a vertebrate or invertebrate?

A spider is an invertebrate because nothing small has a backbone (spine).

Some vertebrates are smaller than some invertebrates. For instance lobsters are bigger than mice. ;) But (in)vertebrates are still classified based on if they have a spine and internal skeleton or not.

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Slugs and Snails

What land animal has no legs and has no scales?

A snail, slug, or worm.

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Animal Behavior
Invertebrates
Mollusks

What is green lipped mussel?

green lipped mussel

Green Lipped Mussel; Latin: Perna canaliculus, also known as Greenshell Mussel

Green Lipped Mussel is commonly made into a powder or oil form and used as a Supplement. It's unique properties help it to play a major role in the transfer of nutrients through the body, adding to the structural integrity of all body tissues. These nutrients are responsible for:

  • Elasticity of blood vessels
  • Youthful appearance of skin and hair
  • Act to lubricate joints
  • Allow the body to heal naturally
  • Help to overcome pain more quickly
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Domestic Dogs

What does it mean to be alpha pup how do you know?

In wolf packs, the alpha is, in simplest terms, the leader. With wolf pups, the alpha position isn't serious, but this is usually the point where they establish their rank in life. So, to be an alpha pup is to be a probable future leader of the pack.

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Cnidarians

What are cnidarians' adaptations?

One adaptation of a cnidarian is the ability to regrow an entire body part. They also use stinging tentacles to catch prey. Jellyfish are cnidarians.
Adaptations? Stinging tentacles (cnidoblasts) - pronounced nie-doe-blasts - sensitivity to light, pulsing motility, life cycle stages that take advantage of protected and food rich environments.

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Invertebrate with a slender elongated body?

Worm of some kind. There are ringworms, roundworms and flatworms, though I think you're looking for a ringworm as those are mostly visible with the naked eye.

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What is an invertebrate?

"Invertebrate" means without a spinal column ("no vertebrae"). An invertebrate animal does not have a backbone, for example mollusks, worms, and insects.

(see related questions and link)
It is important to know the difference an invertebrate and an vertebrate. An invertebrate is an animal that does not have a spinal cord.
an animal with a spinal cord or backbone

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Is the black wolf a vertebrate or an invertebrate?

It is a mammal and a vertebrate.

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Is mongoose a vertebrate or invertebrate?

it is not a snail so it is a vertibrate as it has a spine

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Is cheetah a vertebrate?

Yes they are. To be a vertebrate you need a spinal column(a back bone) which cheetahs posses.

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What does an invertebrate protect or do?

An invertebrate is a classification of an animal which means that the animal does not have a spine. A good example of an invertebrate is a jellyfish. There are also some insects that are invertebrates, amny of which have exoskeletons, or a hard outer shell to protect them.

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Mycology or Fungi

Is fungi part of invertebrates?

No,

They have their own kingdom of fungi. They are somewhere between plants and animals.

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Is a alligator a invertebrate or a vertebrate?

Vertebrate

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