3 interesting facts about invertebrates

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3 interesting facts about invertebrates

Spineless Wonders: Strange Tales from the Invertebrate World by Richard Conniff

Natural history writer Richard Conniffs journalistic assignments have brought him in contact with invertebrates for more than 20 years--tarantulas of the upper Amazon, dragonflies in Arizona, squid in Florida, and flies on the rim of his beer glass. Here Conniff details his often hilarious encounters with the highly intelligent and eccentric people who study these creatures. 16 line drawings .
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About 95 percent of all animals are invertebrates—animals without bones—and many are tiny or even microscopic. Invertebrates include more than 30 different phyla major groups of animals. Some of the most important ones are shown here. Insects, crustaceans, and many other invertebrates have a hard outer case called an exoskeleton. This protects them against blows and predators, and keeps them from drying out. Slugs, leeches, and jellyfish have soft bodies and no exoskeleton. The pressure of fluids inside their bodies maintains their shape.

Marine Invertebrates - There are a wide variety of interesting ocean animals that are invertebrates. These include Fun Facts about Invertebrates. Around 23%.
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Invertebrates are the most diverse group of animals on our planet. There are relatively few invertebrates with features in common. Invertebrates are numerous in our oceans, however, others such as insects and spiders are well adapted for life on land. Invertebrates are animals that have no back bone and they were the first animals to evolve. Invertebrates are scientifically arranged into around 30 separate phyla ranging from simple organisms such as Sponges, Roundworms and Flatworms to more complex creatures such as Arthropods and Molluscs.

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  1. The vast majority of animals on earth are invertebrate animals that lack backbones and internal skeletons. Facts everyone should know about.

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