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Of the million or more animal species in the world, more than 98% are invertebrates. Invertebrates don't have an internal skeleton made of bone. Many invertebrates have a fluid-filled, hydrostatic skeleton, like the jelly fish or worm. Others have a hard outer shell, like insects and crustaceans. There are many types of invertebrates. The most common invertebrates include the protozoa, annelids, echinoderms, mollusks and arthropods. Arthropods include insects, crustaceans and arachnids.

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clams and mussels
Protozoa Annelids Mollusks Echinoderms
crabs spider dragonfly  
Crustaceans Arachnids Insects  

Web Links about Invertebrates:

Invertebrate section at Animal Kingdom

Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology






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