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Invertebrate is a reference to any animal that does not have a back bone. There are many phylums grouped with invertebrates. In fact most animals fall into this category.


Phylum Arthropoda

- Animals that have exoskeletons


Class Insecta - Flies, grasshoppers, butterflies

-Arthropods with 3 segments and 6 legs


Order Blattodea - cockroaches

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach


Class Arachnida - Spiders, scorpions, ticks

-Arthropods with 2 segments and 8 legs


Order Aranae - spiders

Oklahoma Brown Tarantula

Chilean Rose Haired Tarantula