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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 […]

Emerald Skeleton Tarantula

Emerald Skeleton Tarantula

(Ephebopus uatuman)

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This spider has a somewhat inappropriate “common name”, as the emerald sheen about the carapace and the greenish tint to the anterior dorsal side of the abdomen fade quite quickly […]

Aba Knife Fish

The Aba Knife Fish

(Gymnarchus niloticus)

Aba Knife Fish

The Aba Knife Fish  is unusual even for a knife type fish. It is one of the largest knife fish reaching up to 5 1/2 feet (167 cm) long […]

Tomato Frog

Tomato Frog

(Dyscophus antongilii)

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The Tomato Frog is a conspicuous red-orange frog belonging to the Microhylidae family. In Maroantsetra it has almost continuous activity all around the year. It lays the eggs mainly in […]

Snake Necked Turtle

 Snake-necked turtle

(Chelodina longicollis)

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The common snake-necked turtle (Chelodina longicollis) is found on the eastern side of Australia from Queensland to South Australia. The common snake-necked turtle prefers freshwater rivers, lakes […]

Blue Iguana

Blue Iguana 

(Cyclura lewisi)

 

Blue Iguana

 

The blue iguana (Cyclura lewisi), also known as the Grand Cayman iguanaGrand Cayman blue iguana or Cayman Island blue iguana, is an endangered […]

Spiny Tail Iguana

Spiny Tail Iguana

(Ctenosaura similis)

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Spiny-tailed Iguanas are large, bulky lizards with adult males reaching up to 50cm in body length and additional 50 cm in tail length. The coloration of adults can be silver-gray, gray, […]

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