Majority of marine arthropods are crustaceans (phylum Crustacea) Lobsters, shrimp, crabs and others. Ch. Marine and freshwater invertebrates include the following groups, some of which have land-dwelling members also: Insects are largest group. Without a Backbone favor by using their claws to drive away other animals that have a taste for coral tissue. Marine invertebrates are ocean animals without backbones, including starfish, sponges, jellyfish, corals and anemones. Chapter 7 Marine Animals Without a Backbone Chapter 8 Marine Fishes Chapter 9 Marine Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals Chapter 10 An Introduction to Marine Ecology Chapter 11 Between the Tides Chapter 12 Estuaries: Where Rivers Meet the Sea Chapter 13 Life on the Continental Shelf Chapter 14 Coral Reefs Chapter 15 Life Near the Surface Invertebrates are animals without a backbone. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_marine_aquarium_invertebrate_species Crustaceans are a type of arthropod, meaning they have jointed legs. 7, part 2: Marine Animals Without a Backbone. They range in size from microscopic mites and almost invisible flies to giant squid with soccer-ball-size eyes. Start studying Chapter 7 - Marine Animals Without a Backbone. Largest phylum (Arthropoda) 3 of 4 animals on earth are arthropods. Invertebrates can be grouped into eight taxonomic classes. There are over 1 million known species of invertebrates. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Our survey of the many kinds of marine animals follows the traditional classification into two major groups: the vertebrates, which have a backbone (a row of bones called vertebrae), and the invertebrates, animals without a backbone. Of the planet’s estimated 15-30 million animal species, 90% or more are invertebrates. Animals without a backbone are called invertebrates. Mollusks include slugs, snails, squid, octopuses and oysters. Mollusks have a soft body covered by an outer layer, a mantle. Many marine organisms are traditionally classified into two major groups: Vertebrates (animals WITH a backbone) Invertebrates (animals WITHOUT a backbone) At least 97% of all species of animals are invertebrates, many of which reside within the marine environment. 7.6 Arthropods: The Armored Achievers. Invertebrates are animals without a backbone or bony skeleton. 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