Invertebrates

The spineless ones are intriguing, aren’t they? Get to know about the invertebrates and their special identifiable characteristics.
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  • Earthworm

    The reddish-grey-coloured common earthworm, often called a night crawler in the United States, is familiar to anyone with a fishing rod or a garden. They are indigenous to Europe, but are now abundant in North America and western Asia. Typically only a few inches in length, some members of this…

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  • Camel spider

    The Camel spider lives in the Middle East, Mexico, and the southwestern area of the United States. They live in dry climates like deserts and scrublands. This animal is a carnivore that eats rodents, small birds, insects, and lizards. The bite of this creature is very painful to humans. A…

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  • Japanese spider crab

    Of the 60,000 species of crustaceans on Earth, Japanese spider crabs are the largest, spanning up to 12.5 feet from the tip of one front claw to the other. They’re also one of the world’s largest arthropods, animals with no backbone, external skeletons, and multiple-jointed appendages. In this crab’s case, those appendages…

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  • Bombardier beetle

    Bombardier beetles have the infamous ability to synthesize and release rapid bursts of stinky, burning-hot liquid from their rear ends. These noxious emissions can kill other insects, or startle potential predators into backing off. These chemical “bombs” are the source of their name: Bombardier beetles. But there’s not just one type.…

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  • Dumbo octopus

    The dozen or so species that make up Grimpoteuthis are called Dumbo octopuses because of the two large fins—one on either side of the mantle—that protrude like ears. Add in the octopus’s small size (generally around eight inches), relatively short arms, bell-shaped body, pale colouring, and tendency to hover over…

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  • Wolf spider

    Wolf spiders are a family of robust and agile spiders with excellent eyesight, that live all around the world. Their range spreads from the mega-cities in the United states to the dry grassland of Australia. They are especially common in grasslands and meadows, but also live in mountains, deserts, rain-forests…

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  • Pink-toed tarantula

    The Pink-toed tarantula is a small arboreal species native to the rain-forests of South America and the Southern Caribbean. This species is sometimes called the Guyana pink-toe, common pink-toe, or South American pink-toe. The mature pink-toe tarantula has a dark-colored body and pinkish feet, hence its name. Juvenile specimens, however,…

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  • Goliath bird-eater spider

    The Goliath birdeater is the king of spiders. Weighing up to six ounces and with a leg span of nearly a foot, this tarantula is the largest arachnid on the planet. Goliath's don’t usually eat birds, but they are big enough to be able to—and occasionally they do. “Birdeater” came…

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  • Mouse spider

    Missulena bradleyi, also known as the eastern mouse spider, is a species of spider belonging to the family Actinopodidae. The spider is endemic to the eastern coast of Australia. The common name of the mouse spider is derived from the mistaken belief that this spider excavates a deep mouse-like burrow.…

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  • Huntsman Spider

    Huntsman spiders are large, long-legged spiders, measuring up to 15 centimetres across the legs. It is famed because the huntsman is the largest spider in the world by leg span. They are aerial species predominantly living inside tree trunks or under bark but are known to climb into peoples houses. …

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