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Definition

Invertebrate: are animals without a backbone.

Hawaiian Translation: Iwikuamo‘o ‘Ole (when referring to animals the Hawaiian term is Holoholona Iwikuamo'o ‘Ole)


Example

jellyfish

A jellyfish is an example of an animal that does not have a backbone.

spiny lobster

A spiny lobster is also an invertebrate because it doesn’t have a backbone. However, it has a hard covering on its body which is called an exoskeleton.

 


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