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Tiger Shovelnose Catfish

Tiger shovelnose catfish

(Phseudoplatystoma faciatium)

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The Tiger Shovelnose catfish is a large predatory catfish.

An adult Tiger Shovelnose catfish will often reach a length of 40 inches (100 centimetres) in or more in the wild. When kept in aquariums, it will usually […]

Giant Gourami

Albino Giant Gourami

(Osphronemus goramy )

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The Giant Gourami  is a stunning fish when it gets large. In their natural environment natives have reported lengths of almost 2 feet (60 cm). […]

Red Tail Catfish

Red Tail Catfish

(Phractocephalus hemioliopterus)

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The Red-tailed Catfish is easily recognized and one of the most attractive of the catfish species. As a member of the Pimelodidae family it is long whiskered, but Its beautiful red tail and white […]

Axolotl Salamander

Axolotl Salamander

(Ambystoma mexicanum)

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This salamander is a remarkable creature. It intrigued the ancient Aztecs because of its strange looks and regenerative powers and was believed to be a manifestation of the god Xolotl, who like Charon […]

Ring Tail Lemur

Ring Tail Lemur

(Lemur catta)

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The conspicuous characteristic for which ring-tailed lemurs are known is their long tail, measuring about 60 cm (23.6 in), that has alternating bands of black and white rings (Mittermeier et al. […]

Sand Fish Skink

Sand Fish Skink

(Scincus scincus)

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The name sandfish originated because of its ability to move through sand as if it were swimming Adult sandfish usually reach about 8 inches (20 cm) in length, including the short tail.

The sandfish […]

Sea Cucumber

Sea Cucumber

Sea Cucumber

 

Sea cucumbers are echinoderms—like starfish and sea urchins. There are some 1,250 known species, and many of these animals are indeed shaped like soft-bodied cucumbers. All sea cucumbers are ocean dwellers, though some inhabit the […]

Sea sponge

Sea sponge

Sea sponge

 

Although they may look plant-like, sponges are the simplest of multi-cellular animals. A sponge is a bottom-dwelling creature which attaches itself to something solid in a place where it can, hopefully, receive enough food to grow. The […]

Sand Dollar

Sand Dollar

(Clypeasteroida)

Sea Dollar

 

A sand dollar shell looks sort of like a round white coin, which is where it gets its name. When you see a sand dollar that’s washed up on the beach, […]

Pink Toed Tarantula

Pink Toed Tarantula

(Avicularia avicularia)

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Pink-toed tarantulas earned their name as a result of their pink or orange-tipped legs. These arachnids are arboreal and, unlike most other terrestrial tarantula species, tend to jump. They require […]