October 18, 2017

Annelids

Worms

Annelids are invertebrates consisting of over 17,000 species of worms including ragworms, earthworms, and leeches. Annelids can be found in moist and wet earth, as well as marine and freshwater environments. Many annelids, such as leeches, are considered parasites. Annelids range in size from … [Read more...]

Invertebrates

Invertebrate

Invertebrates are animals with no internal skeleton or backbone. Invertebrates make up about 95% of all animal species on Earth. Types of invertebrates include annelids, arachnids, cnidaria, crustaceans, echinoderms, insects, mollusks, and protozoa. Exceptions include amphibians, birds, fish, … [Read more...]

Insects

Insect

Insects are a type of invertebrate, meaning they don't have an internal skeleton or backbone. Insects are also a type of arthropod. The term arthropod comes from the Greek word meaning "jointed feet," and includes other similar animals such as crustaceans and arachnids. Insects are one of the … [Read more...]

Echinoderms

Sea Star or Starfish

Echinoderms are a type of invertebrate found in marine or ocean environments. Common echinoderms include the sea star, sea urchin, sand dollar and sea cucumber. Most echinoderms have arms or spines that radiate from the center of their body. The central body contains their organs, such as mouth for … [Read more...]

Crustaceans

Crab

Crustaceans are a type of invertebrate, meaning they don't have an internal skeleton. They are also part of the arthropod family of animals. The term arthropod comes from the Greek word meaning "jointed feet," and includes other similar animals such as insects and arachnids. Even if you are not … [Read more...]

Cnidaria

One common type of Cnidaria is the Jellyfish

Cnidaria are a class of invertebrates found in aquatic or marine environments. The name Cnidaria comes from the Greek word "cnidos," meaning stinging nettle. There are about 9,000 species of cnidaria, the most common being the jellyfish, sea anemone, and coral. Cnidaria come in two different body … [Read more...]