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  • corals
  • Thanks to specialized, temperature-controlled aquariums and sand environments, invertebrates such as corals, clams, horseshoe crabs, shrimp and hermit crabs can thrive without having to worry about predators swimming nearby at The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot. (go.com)
  • animals
  • Invertebrates are tremendously diverse, ranging from microscopic wormlike mezozoans (see Mezozoa ) to very large animals such as the giant squid . (encyclopedia.com)
  • Despite this, the concept of invertebrates as a taxon of animals has persisted for over a century among the laity , and within the zoological community and in its literature it remains in use as a term of convenience for animals that are not members of the Vertebrata. (wikipedia.org)
  • Being animals, invertebrates are heterotrophs, and require sustenance in the form of the consumption of other organisms. (wikipedia.org)
  • absence
  • In general, the absence of invertebrate species that are sensitive to degrading conditions may indicate poor water quality whereas their presence would indicate good water quality. (fws.gov)
  • animal
  • Come in contact with a wide variety of crawling "inverts"-a nickname for invertebrates, at Disney's Animal Kingdom park while visiting Conservation Station at Rafiki's Planet Watch. (go.com)
  • Disney's animal care experts and conservationists are helping marine invertebrates by restoring damaged oyster beds. (go.com)
  • The IUCN estimates that 66,178 extant vertebrate species have been described, which means that over 95% of the described animal species in the world are invertebrates. (wikipedia.org)
  • Plants
  • From the freezing waters of Antarctica to the steamy jungles of South America, invertebrates are pollinating plants, controlling pest populations, keeping soil healthy and forming an integral link in food webs on both land and sea. (go.com)
  • A garden filled with exotic plants can be bad news for invertebrates. (go.com)
  • Source
  • Invertebrates are the planet's biggest source of biodiversity and can be found on every level of the food chain and in every ecosystem on the planet. (fws.gov)