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Showing posts with label sea animals facts. Show all posts
Sarcastic Fringehead

Sarcastic Fringehead

Sarcastic Fringehead:




"Sarcastic Fringehead"

Sarcastic Fringehead


Scientific Name: Neoclinus Blanchardi:

commonly found: Pacific ocean

Length: up to 12 inch

sarcastic fringehead facts


  • It has a large mouth and extremely aggressive territorial behavior for which it has been given its common name .
  • When two fringeheads have a territorial battle, they wrestle by pressing their distended mouths against each other , as if they were kissing which allows them to determine which is the larger fish that establishes dominance .
  • They are known to attack almost anything that appears anywhere within their range of vision including bigger fish and even divers
Lion's Mane Jellyfish

Lion's Mane Jellyfish

Lion's Mane Jellyfish :


Lion's Mane Jellyfish 

Lion's Mane Jellyfish


Scientific Name: Cyanea Cpillata

Commonly Found: Arctic& Atlantic Ocean

Length: UP 7.6ft in Diameter

"lion's mane jellyfish facts"
Also known as the Giant Jellyfish or the Hair Jellyfish it is the largest known species of jelly fish and is deemed one of the earth's most beautiful creatures. It uses its long stinging tentacles (where it grow up to 12ft) to captures and smaller jellyfish. The Lion's Mane Jellyfish's sting can be dangerous to humans and are deadly to many smaller sea creatures, including other Jellyfish that comes in connect,

mimic octopus facts

mimic octopus facts

mimic octopus facts:





Mimic Octopus


mimic octopus facts


Scientific Name: "Thaumoctopus Mimicus"

Commonly Found: Indo Pacific Ocean

Length: up to 2 ft

Description:
It is named the mimic octopus due to its capability of impersonating other local species including the flatfish, jellyfish, lionfish and even its environment . The Mimic octopus is note able for being able to change its skin color and texture in order to blend 
Northern Stargazer

Northern Stargazer

Northern Stargazer:




"Northern Stargazer"
Northern Stargazer


Scientific Name: Astroscopus Guttatus

Commonly Found: Atlantic Ocean

Length upto 22 inches

Description
Found in the bottom of deep bottom waters of the Atlantic coast between the states of North Carolina and New York in the United states , Norther Stargazers have a flat forehead with a lot of body mass up front near the mouth . They hunt by burying themselves in the sand with their eyes and mouth sticking out just enough to search for prey and wait. Once something tasty swims by, it uses its large mouth to create a vacuum to suck its prey in. 
Predatory tunicate

Predatory tunicate

Predatory Tunicate:




"Predatory tunicate"
Predatory tunicate

Scientific Name: Megalodicopia Hians

Commonly Found: Pacific ocean

Length : up to 6 inches

Description
Also known as "Ghostfish", the predatory Tunicate is said to be a cross between a Venus Flytrap and jellyfish . They live anchored along the deep canyon walls and seafloor , waiting for tiny animals to drift or swim into its hood shaped mouth to quickly close when  a prey is within reach. They are known to live in depths of more than 3300ft in the deep canyon and only stay in one place for all their adult life

Rainbow Parrotfish

Rainbow Parrotfish

Rainbow Parrotfish



Rainbow Parrotfish
Rainbow Parrotfish

Scientific Name: "Scarus Guacamaia"


Commonly Found: Western Atlantic

Length: up to ft

Description:
As their name suggests, they are attractively colored fish with deep green bodies . The Rainbow Parrotfish fins are orange with streak of green extending outwards towards the back and tail . They grow and reach up to 4ft in length , 21 kb in weight and a maximum age of 16 years , and are the largest herbivorous fish in the Atlantic . The Rainbow Parrotfish feeds on a wide variety of microscopic reef organisms. 
Flamingo tongue snail

Flamingo tongue snail

Flamingo tongue snail:



Flamingo tongue snail
Flamingo tongue snail

Scientific name: "Cyphoma Gibbosum"



Commonly found : Western Atlantic ocean

Length: up to 1.4 inches 
Description
It is a species of small but brightly colored sea snail and appears bright orange yellow in color with black markings. However these colors are not in the shell , but are only due to live mantle tissues which usually happens only when  the animal is attacked . They feed by browsing on the living tissues of the soft corals on which it lives . 
dwarf seahorse

dwarf seahorse

Dwarf Seahorse: 





Dwarf Seahorse 

dwarf seahorse

Scientific Name: "Hippocampus Zosterae"

Commonly found: The Bahamas

Length: up to 5 cm

seahorse facts for kids
according to Guinness world record , it is the slowest moving animal in the fish category with a top speed of only 152cm per hour.its color is mostly often white but like most seahorses, they can change color and range from tan, brown, yellow and green . in the wild , it is a lie in wait predator , mostly only feeding on anything of suitable size that comes within reach.

Pacific Black dragon

Pacific Black dragon

Pacific Black dragon:





"Pacific Black dragon"

Pacific Black dragon

Scientific Name: Idiacanthus Antrostomus

Commonly known: Pacific Ocean

Length: Up to 24 inches


Discription
Its deep-sea predator that lives about 750 to 3500ft deep . Pacific Black dragon are ambush predators ; their bodies are dark black, even their stomachs are coated with black tissue to block out any light that might be produced by bio luminescent prey that they eat . The males are smaller and have no teeth , stomach and are unable to feed and only live long enough to mate Which soon after they will die
peacock mantis shrimp facts

peacock mantis shrimp facts

peacock mantis shrimp facts:






"Peacock Mantis Shrimp"


peacock mantis shrimp

Scientific Name: Odontodactylus Scyllarus

Commonly Found: Indian & Pacific Ocean

Length: up to 7 inches

Description
It has 16 color-receptive cones that enables it to detect ten time more colors than a human , including ultra violet light and can move each eye independently , making it exceptional at hunting prey and fleeing from predators . With a spring-like motion , it uses its appendages to attack prey by striking at a speed equal to a moving bullet . A blow from a peacock mantis shrimp can easily break through thick glass.
Palette Surgeon fish

Palette Surgeon fish

Palette Surgeon fish:



"Palette Surgeon fish"
Palette Surgeon fish

Scientific Name: Paracanthurus Hepatus

Commonly found: Indo-Pacific

Length:  up to 12 inch

Description:
Also known as the blu tang, Regal Tang or Dory they have a royal blue body , yellow tail , and black palette design hence their name.It is one of the most common and most popular marine aquarium fish worldwide. Occasionally , the Palette Surgeon fish from larger groups of 10-12 on reefs and feed on algae