A vertebrate is an animal that has cartilaginous or bony vertebrae that surround a nerve cord and a skull that protects the brain.

Vertebrates all belong to a taxonomic class of animals known as the Subphylum Vertebrata. Present-day vertebrates include

Conservation StatusEdit

We also have included the Conservation Status whenever possible to our animals listed here. 

Our Conservation Status includes:

Marine Marine HabitatsAquariumsGlobal OceansOcean Weather
Vertebrate FishesMammalsReptilesAmphibiansCartilaginous FishesSharks
Invertebrate ArthropodMolluscaEchinodermsCnidaria
Conservation Status Critically EndangeredEndangeredNear ThreatenedVulnerableLeast ConcernData DeficientNot Evaluated