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White Clawed Crayfish Credit: Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust

Other animals

Animals without backbones are referred to as ‘invertebrates’.  The vast majority of animals are invertebrates, including animals with jointed legs such as insects, crustaceans (woodlice, crabs, crayfish, etc.), centipedes, millipedes and spiders.  There are also invertebrates without legs – slugs, snails and shellfish (the ‘molluscs’).

More information on some of these in the Dales can be found by following the links below to: