UNIT 5 INVERTEBRATES

What are invertebrates?

Invertebrates are animals that do not have backbones or spinal bones.

 

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Over 96% of all the animal species on Earth are invertebrates.

 

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Fun Facts about Invertebrates

  • Around 23% of all marine organisms are mollusks.
  • The only hard body part of an octopus is a hooked beak at the end of its tentacles.
  • Some invertebrates, such as echinoderms, do not have heads.
  • There are likely millions of invertebrates living in your house right now. They are called dust mites and you can’t see them.
  • When a crustacean outgrows its shell, it sheds the shell and grows a new one.
  • Lobsters, crabs, and shrimp all have 10 legs. The front two legs have pincers they can use to catch food and fight off predators.
  • Some scorpion mothers protect their young by carrying them on their backs.
  • Centipedes are carnivores which eat insects and worms. They have a poisonous bite to help them kill their prey.
  • Millipedes are herbivores who eat plants and rotting material.

Sara and Loreto’s slideshow on Prezi, so click on the link:

https://prezi.com/view/sHrs9WeotrLdRFzkJmR0/

 

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