Vertebrate: refers to animals with a backbone or spinal column. Vertebrates have an endoskeleton (a skeleton inside its body), which is made of bone or cartilage.
Hawaiian Translation: Iwikuamo‘o (when referring to animals the Hawaiian term is- Holoholona iwikuamo‘o)
Uhu or Parrot Fish is an example of a vertebrate because it has a backbone.
The Honu or Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle is also a vertebrate. Their spine is attached to the roof of the inside of their shell. That is why turtles don't shed shells or jump in and out of their shell.
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