Invertebrate

A spider

Invertebrate is a kind of animal that does not have a spinal column or backbone. It is the opposite of vertebrate, that means if an animal is not a vertebrate (fish, reptile, amphibian, bird, or mammal), it is an invertebrate.

The main phyla (groups) of invertebrate animals are:

Insects and other arthropods have no bones, but they have a skeleton on the outside of their bodies, called an exoskeleton.

There are 18 more groups of invertebrates, mostly minor: see List of animal phyla.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Ongewerweldes
العربية: لافقاريات
asturianu: Invertebráu
azərbaycanca: Onurğasızlar
беларуская: Беспазваночныя
български: Безгръбначни
bosanski: Beskičmenjaci
brezhoneg: Divellkeineg
català: Invertebrat
čeština: Bezobratlí
Cymraeg: Infertebrat
Deutsch: Wirbellose
eesti: Selgrootud
Ελληνικά: Ασπόνδυλο
English: Invertebrate
español: Invertebrado
Esperanto: Senvertebruloj
euskara: Ornogabe
français: Invertébré
galego: Invertebrado
한국어: 무척추동물
Bahasa Indonesia: Avertebrata
interlingua: Invertebrato
íslenska: Hryggleysingjar
italiano: Invertebrata
Basa Jawa: Avertebrata
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಅಕಶೇರುಕ
kernowek: Divellkeynek
Kreyòl ayisyen: Envètebre
Кыргызча: Омурткасыздар
Latina: Invertebrata
lietuvių: Bestuburiai
македонски: Без’рбетници
മലയാളം: അകശേരുകികൾ
Bahasa Melayu: Invertebrata
Nederlands: Ongewervelden
日本語: 無脊椎動物
norsk nynorsk: Virvellause dyr
occitan: Invertebrata
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Umurtqasizlar
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਕੰਗਰੋੜਹੀਣ
پنجابی: انکنگریڑے
Plattdüütsch: Warvellose Deerter
polski: Bezkręgowce
português: Invertebrados
română: Nevertebrate
संस्कृतम्: अकशेरुकाः
slovenčina: Bezstavovce
slovenščina: Nevretenčarji
српски / srpski: Бескичмењаци
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Beskralježnjaci
Basa Sunda: Invertebrata
Tagalog: Imbertebrado
తెలుగు: అకశేరుకాలు
тоҷикӣ: Бемуҳраҳо
Türkçe: Omurgasızlar
українська: Безхребетні
Winaray: Inbertebrado