10 Examples of Invertebrates | Their Pictures and Characters

Examples of Invertebrates are those animals that do not have a proper vertebral column in the body.

The vertebral column is a long bone present on the dorsal side of the animals. It gives support to the entire animal’s body. This vertebral column houses the spinal cord which is one of the essential organs of the body.

Examples of Invertebrates

  1. Insects
  2. Molluscs
  3. Arthropods
  4. Annelids
  5. Flat and roundworms
  6. Ctenophore (comb jellies)
  7. Cnidarians
  8. nematodes
  9. Echinoderms
  10. roundworms

Insects are significant Examples of Invertebrates

These are six-legged animals with an ability to fly. They one of the largest classes of Invertebrates. They do not have the vertebral column. They also lack the spinal cord, but instead, they possess an exoskeleton made of the cuticle.

Examples of insects include

a)  butterflyExamples of Invertebrates

b) Mosquito

c) Houseflyhouse fly

d) Cockroach

e) Lice

f) Termites like those on dogs etc.


These are the animals that have flexible, soft, and stout bodies. They are of different shapes and lack a vertebral column. Perhaps the presence of the vertebral column in these animals would not permit their flexible nature of the body. Most of them are marine while few of them live in freshwater and land.

Examples include:

a) Snails

snail a mollusc an invertebrate

b) Oyster.

c) Octopus

d) Starfish.star fish another mollusc

e) Slugs

f) Squid etc. These are also examples of marine invertebrates.

Examples of echinoderms invertebrates:

a) Starfish

b) Sea cucumber

c) Sea Urchin.

Arthropods: These animals have many legs and the legs are jointed. They also include insects, but those without an ability to fly will be discussed here.

Examples include:

a) Scorpion


b) Crabs

c) Spiders

d) centipedes

centipede-Invertebrate examples


These animals creep and crawl on the ground. They have annules or rings on the entire body, i.e., their body is cylindrical with many rings like annules. They do not have legs and also a vertebral column.

Examples under annelids

a) Earthworms

earthworm-examples of Invertebrates

b) Leeches

c) Rag-worms.

Flatworm/ roundworms

These are helminth parasites living in humans and other mammalian digestive tracts. They do not have limbs and also a vertebral column.

Examples of Platyhelminthes invertebrates:

a) Taenia solium

b) Ascaris

c) Wuchereria bancrofti.

Cnidarians: Jellyfish is an example.

From the list mentioned above, we can answer a few questions like

1. Examples of parasitic invertebrates: These include helminth parasites, ectoparasites (leech), lice, etc.

2. Examples of mollusks invertebrates: Corals, Starfish, octopus, etc.

4 thoughts on “10 Examples of Invertebrates | Their Pictures and Characters”

  1. You have not inserted jellyfish, so I assume it is not an invertebrate, but when I searched the web for it, it showed me that a jellyfish is an invertebrate, so now I am feeling really cross with you.?

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