The various checklists of marine invertebrates listed here are taxonomic groups that generally do not belong to the vertebrate subphylum, i.e., they lack a vertebral column or an articulated endoskeleton.
This very diverse group includes molluscs (e.g., shells and snails), marine annelids (e.g., segmented worms), echinoderms (e.g., sea urchins and sea cucumbers), cnidarians (e.g., corals and gorgonians), sponges, and many others.
Editors: Nathalia Tirado-Sanchez, Diego Ruiz, Angel Chiriboga.
Other Contributors: Stuart Banks, Margarita Brandt, Rodrigo Bustamante, Rosita Calderón, Graham Edgar, José Miguel Fariña, Diana Flores, Peter Glynn, Alex Hearn, Cleveland Hickman, Rosemary Hohnen, Paul Humann, Matthew James, Inti Keith, Lotta Kluger, Diana Loyola, Jerson Moreno, Cesar Peñaherrera, Fernando Pinillos, Alegría Romolerux, Ashley Sheridan, Franz Smith, Jennifer Suárez, Marco Toscano, Yanella Tutivén, Mariana Vera, Luis Vinueza, Janai Yepez.
!There is currently no CDF Checklist information available for this taxonomic group. If you are a specialist in this group, we welcome your participation.
*CDF Checklist under revision
φDenotes a taxonomic group which includes species also listed in the zooplankton or phytoplankton Checklists.
You are welcome to download and use this information acknowledging the origin of the data.
This list should be cited as follows: