Vertebrates & Invertebrates GK Questions

This is the Part 1 general knowledge questions and answers section on “Zoology Vertebrates & Invertebrates” with explanation for various interview, competitive examination and entrance test. Solved examples with detailed answer description, explanation are given and it would be easy to understand.

vertebrates and invertebrates questions answers

1.What is Vertebrates?
Vertebrates belong to the subphylus Chordata. Their name is derived from the Latin word “Vertebra”. A vertibrate may be defined as a special kind of chordate animal that has a cartilaginous or bony endoskeleton consisting of a cranium housing a brain and a vertebral column through which the spinal cord passes.

2. Which are the diagnostic characereistics of a vertebrate?
The notochord pharangeal gill-slits and dorsal hollow nerve cord.

3. The muscles are attached to the endoskeleton to
To providemotion and locomotion

4. Which system in vertebrates regulates body process, growth and reproduction?
The endocrine system.

5. How many species of animals exhibit vertebral columns?
About 49,000

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