please can you tell me what are vertrebrates .

Asked by sunita choudhry | 16th Oct, 2010, 12:00: AM

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 Vertebrates are members of the subphylum Vertebrata, chordates with backbones and spinal columns. 

All vertebrates are built along the basic chordate body plan: a stiff rod running through the length of the animal (vertebral column or notochord), with a hollow tube of nervous tissue (the spinal cord) above it and the gastrointestinal tract below. In all vertebrates the mouth is found at or right below the anterior end of the animal, while the anus opens to the exterior before the end of the body. The remaining part of the body continuing aft of the anus forms a tail with vertebrae and spinal cord, but no gut.


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Answered by  | 16th Oct, 2010, 07:53: PM

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