Search results for "invertebrates"

  • Invertebrate biodiversity

    Invertebrates are the most successful and prolific animals on the planet. They have been around for over 400 million years and dominate the animal kingdom in terms of numbers of species and numbers of individuals. Invertebrates have also adapted to occupy practically every ecological niche. So really, when we talk about 'biodiversity' we are talking about invertebrates.

  • What are invertebrates?

    Invertebrates are animals without a backbone. Of the planet's estimated 15-30 million animal species, 90% or more are invertebrates. Invertebrates live just about anywhere. They have been recorded in the upper reaches of the atmosphere, in the driest of deserts and in the canopies of the wettest rainforests. They can even be found in the frozen Antarctic or on the deepest ocean floor.

  • Bugwise Invertebrate Guide

    Use this at-a-glance Bugwise Invertebrate Guide to identify insects, spiders and other invertebrates. Designed to help people who need to identify terrestrial (land) invertebrates, it provides illustrations with notes on behaviour and common misidentifications for each invertebrate group. This added information may allow identification of invertebrate groups without the need to collect them. The guide deals with common invertebrate groups found on land, as well as some of the lesser encountered groups such as web spinners and stylops. This is based on the print guide prepared by Australian Museum staff working on invertebrate behaviour, taxonomy and ecology.

  • Invertebrate Animals - Stage 2

    Students make discoveries about Australian invertebrates using written stimulus questions in the Birds and Insects exhibition.


  • Invertebrates in your Backyard

    Use these techniques to discover what invertebrates call your backyard home.

  • Australasian Invertebrate Conference 2011

    Last month I was given the opportunity to attend the inaugural Australasian Invertebrate Conference held in Melbourne. The conference brought together Australian researchers, butterfly breeders and other invertebrate keepers for the first time to learn and discuss a wide range of topics about invertebrate biology, husbandry and display.

  • Terrestrial Invertebrates

    The Australian Museum cares for and displays a wide range of terrestrial invertebrates including centipedes, scorpions, spiders, beetles, cockroaches, phasmids (stick and leaf insects), grasshoppers, mantids to name just a few.

  • Invertebrate Guide


  • Trace fossil: marine invertebrate burrows


  • Care of marine invertebrates

    The Australian Museum displays marine invertebrates that live in the cool temperate water of Sydney Harbour.

  • Quick Invertebrate Guide


  • Australian Museum Marine Invertebrate Collections

    The Marine Invertebrate collection contains specimens from all invertebrate groups except molluscs, insects and spiders.

  • Invertebrate Ecology Services

    AMBS has been involved in a number of innovative research, monitoring and interpretative projects throughout Australia, including partnerships with mining interests and collaboration on commercial projects with Australian Museum terrestrial invertebrate staff. Some examples of recent projects undertaken by the Australian Museum are presented below.

  • The limits to our knowledge of introduced marine invertebrates. Other 99% Conference


  • What do egg size distributions in marine invertebrates tell us about validity of fecundity-time models?