Wild Florida Photo - Phylum: Chordata - vertebrates

Phylum: Chordata - vertebrates

Volusia Co. FL 01/06/07Ardea alba
Great Egret

Vertebrates such as fishes, birds, mammals and reptiles. Also the invertebrates of the subphylum Tunicata.

By definition Chordata is any animal that has a dorsal nerve cord and at some point in its life cycle a notochord - which in vertebrates develops into the spinal column. A subphylum of Chordata called Tunicata include invertebrates that meet the above defintition.

Members of the Chordata phylum at Wild Florida Photo

Actinopterygii - Ray-finned Fishes

Redear Sunfish - redear sunfish on stringer in lake
Lepomis microlophus
Redear Sunfish

redear sunfish on stringer in lake

Amphibia - Amphibians

Pinewoods Treefrog - treefrog on pawpaw leaf
Hyla femoralis
Pinewoods Treefrog

treefrog on pawpaw leaf

Aves - Birds

Florida Scrub-jay - adult
Aphelocoma coerulescens
Florida Scrub-jay


Chondrichthyes - Rays, Sharks and relatives

Nurse Shark - shark in shallow water
Ginglymostoma cirratum
Nurse Shark

shark in shallow water

Mammalia - Mammals

Marsh Rabbit - side view
Sylvilagus palustris
Marsh Rabbit

side view

Reptilia - Reptiles

Gopher Tortoise - side view
Gopherus polyphemus
Gopher Tortoise

side view

Tunicata - urochordates

Unknown Salp Speices - salp on beach with finger for scale
unidentified Salpidae unidentified
Unknown Salp Speices

salp on beach with finger for scale

Marine invertebrate animals that are members of the Chordata phylum. ... more

Chordata is a member of the Animalia - animals - Kingdom

Other members of the Animalia kingdom

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