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
We also have included the Conservation Status whenever possible to our animals listed here.
Our Conservation Status includes:
- CR = Critically Endangered
- EN = Endangered
- VU = Vulnerable
- NT = Near Threatened
- LC = Least Concern
- DD = Data Deficient
- NE = Not Evaluated
|Marine||Marine Habitats • Aquariums • Global Oceans • Ocean Weather
|Vertebrate||Fishes • Mammals • Reptiles • Amphibians • Cartilaginous Fishes • Sharks
|Invertebrate||Arthropod • Mollusca • Echinoderms • Cnidaria
|Conservation Status||Critically Endangered • Endangered • Near Threatened • Vulnerable • Least Concern • Data Deficient • Not Evaluated|