The world is rich in diversity of species available in the wild. Know the classification of vertebrate and invertebrate animals, what they are and examples.We know that there are several species of animals, being different from each other in various aspects, in matters of class, order, family, genus, species, etc.We can highlight one in particular, the presence or absence of bones. They are what we can know as vertebrate and invertebrate animals. Let’s get to know better about them?
What are vertebrate animals?
Vertebrates represent the group of animals that have, as its name implies, the spine, which is made up of bones or cartilage that help it support the body, protect the brain and the nerve cord.
They are divided into five groups: fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals. Here are some examples of vertebrate animals:
What are invertebrate animals?
Unlike vertebrates, invertebrate animals are those that have no skeleton to support the body. Some species have soft bodies, others have a rigid external structure that helps support the body, such as the beetle and crab.
Invertebrate animals do not have the same colonization and adaptation capacity as vertebrate animals.
They can be divided into groups such as arthropods, mollusks, worms, echinoderms, jellyfish and porifers. See some examples:
- Stick bug