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Invertebrates are the most abundant creatures on the planet — comprising more than 97 percent of all known animal species. By definition, an invertebrate is an animal without a backbone. That includes jellyfish, sponges, worms, snails, bees, lobsters, and spiders.

Desert Hairy Scorpion

Commonly thought to be part of the insect family, scorpions are actually classified as arachnids.

Sunburst Diving Beetle

Much like a scuba diver, the sunburst diving beetle carries a store of oxygen with it in an air bubble just below the wings.