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Australian Magpie

Australian Magpie

Australian Magpie:




Australian Magpie


Australian Magpie


Scientific Name: Gymnothina Tibicen

Wing Span: Up to 85 cm

Length : up to 43 cm

Weight : up yo 350 g

australian magpie facts


  • Male and females sport black and white plumage and are similar in appearance ; only to be distinguished by differences in their back markings.



  • Australian Magpie havens long legs and they are commonly found walking rather than wadding or hopping and spends much of their time on the ground.



  • This song bird is fairly common and has an array of complex vocalizations making it a famous song bird . However , the Australian Magpie is also know to be very aggressive towards those that try approach their nests.



  • They are fearlessly swooping down in pairs to attack intruders wherever they are most vulnerable
  • In some cases cyclist and pedestrians have fallen victim to their talons and huge pointed bill.
  • Attacking mainly th face eyes and head , the Australian Magpie is certainly a species not to mess with.
Megamouth Shark | facts | size |

Megamouth Shark | facts | size |

Megamouth Shark | facts | size | :




Megamouth Shark

Megamouth Shark | facts | size | :


Scientific Name: Megachashma Plelagios

Common Found: Tropical Ocean

Length: Up to 18ft

"megamouth shark facts"

The Megamouth Shark is a deep water shark and is rarely seen by humans. As their name implies , Megamouth shark have a large mouth with small teeth, and a broad, rounded snout. Unlike other sharks it does not hunt for prey . It swims with its enormous mouth reaching up to  4 ft in wide open, filtering water for plankton, squid and jellyfish. Currently there has only been a total of 53 confirmed sightings of the megamout shark
frilled shark facts

frilled shark facts

frilled shark facts:




"Frilled Shark"

frilled shark facts


Scientific Name. Chlamydoselachus Anguineus

Commonly found: Atlatic Oceans.

Length: upto 6.6 ft

frilled shark facts:

This very rare creature's name comes from its gills where unlike all other shark which have separate gills the Frilled shark's first pair of gills go all the way across its throat , each pair is lined at the edges with red fringe . Its mouth is lined with 25 rows of 300 backward facing trident shaped teeth constructed for grasping prey where it dwells in depths of as deep as 4200 feet . Due to how little it has changed since pe
Coffinfish | Chaunax Endeavouri

Coffinfish | Chaunax Endeavouri

Coffinfish | Chaunax Endeavouri:



Little Red Coffinfish

Coffinfish | Chaunax Endeavouri


Scientific Name: "Chaunax Endeavouri"

Commonly found: South Western Pacific ( Australia).

Length: Up to 9 inches

Description:
The little red coffinfish is a species of sea toad that is found at depths of 160-1000ft in salty tamper at waters . They have a red flabby and spiny body and a black mouth lining and an illicium on the snout that can be lowered into a groove . They tend to walk on the floor using specially adopted fins, much as their Frog fish relatives do in the coral reefs . They use the fishing rod and bait spouting from its head to lure 
loggerhead sea turtle facts

loggerhead sea turtle facts

loggerhead sea turtle facts:





Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Loggerhead Sea Turtle



Scientific Name: "Caretta Caretta"

Commonly Found: Globally

Length: up to 110 inch

loggerhead sea turtle facts

The Loggerhead sea turtle is the worlds's largest hard shelled turtle.This area turtle spends more of its life in saltwater and estuarine habitat with female, and can weigh up to 450kg (1000lb). Their skin ranges from yellow to brown in color, and the shell is typically reddish brown. They are deemed endangered and is one of the most commonly kept in captivity of its species

narwhals facts

narwhals facts

narwhals facts:






Narwhal

narwhals facts


Scientific Name: "Monodon Monoceros"

Commonly Found: Arctic Waters

Length: up to 18ft Excluding Tusk

Description:

The Narwhal is an arctic whale that possesses a large tusk from a protruding canine tooth. While some have no tusk , some have up to two tusks that can grow as long as 10 feet. The Tusk is an innervated sensory organ with millions of nerve endings connecting seawater stimuli in the external ocean environment with the brain . Male Narwhals rubbing their tusks against each other is thought to be a method of communicating information about characteristics of the waters each has traveled through. 
Portuguese man o' war

Portuguese man o' war

Portuguese man o' war:




"Portuguese man o' war"
Portuguese man o' war


Scientific Name: Physalia Physalis

Commonly found: Tropical & subtropical Oceans

Length: upto 98ft

Description:
Also known as the Bluebottles, it not as  an actual jelly fish but a siphonophore; an animal made up of a  colony of organisms working together . Its made up of specialized individual animals called zooide that are attached to one of  colony of organisms working together . Its made up of specialized individual animals called zooids that are attached to one another had physiologically integrated to the extent that they are unable to survive independently , and function like an individual animal. it is highly venomous as the tentacles can deliver a painful sting.

flying fish

flying fish

flying fish:



"flying fish"
flying fish


Scientific Name: Exocdetidae

Commonly found : Globally

length up to 18 inches

flying fish facts

There are more than 60 species of flying fish that can be found all over the World. Flying fish have an uncommon ability is a natural defense mechanism to evade predators where they can make powerful , self propelled leaps out of water into air where their long wing like fins enables gliding flight for considerable distance above the water's surface.

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. 
great hammerhead shark facts

great hammerhead shark facts

great hammerhead shark facts:




"Great Hammerhead Shark"

Great Hammerhead Shark

Scientific Name: Sphyrna Mokarran

Commonly found: Warm waters world wide

Length: up to 20ft

Description
It is the largest of the hammerhead shark species and found in tropical and warm temperate waters worldwide. It is a strong solidarity shark that even feeds on smaller sharks. Although they could be very dangerous , the great hammerhead rarely attack humans . Their populations is currently declining substantially globally and is endangered due to heavy fishing for its large fins. 
Ocean sunfish

Ocean sunfish

Ocean sunfish:







"Ocean sunfish"
Ocean sunfish



Scientific Name: Mola Mola

Commonly Found: Tropical water

Length up to 10.8ft

ocean sunfish facts:

It is a heaviest known bony fish known in the world where the average adult can weight up to 250 and 1000kg(552 to 2255lbs). They resemble a fish head with a tail and its main body its flattened . Literally and they love sun bathing spending half the day basking in the sun near the surface of the water hence their name . Female ocean sun fish produced more egg than any other known species lying up to 280,000,000 eggs at a time. 
opalescent squid

opalescent squid

Opalescent Squid:


opalescent squid

opalescent squid


Scientific Name: Doryteuthis Opalescens

Commonly Found: Eastern Pacific Ocean

Length up to 28cm

Description:

The Opalescent Squid is a myopsid squid , which means they reside near the shore and that they have corners over their eyes. Their color can range from white to brown, with the squid able to change their color shades using chromatophores depending on mood and also camouflage they are normally bullish white to mottled brown and gold and will change to dark red and brown when excited frightened are feeding
Bathynomus | Giant Isopod

Bathynomus | Giant Isopod

Bathynomus | Giant Isopod:




"Giant Isopod"

Scientific Name: Bathynomus ( Genus)


Commonly found: Atlantic and indo pacific ocean


Length: Up to 7-14 inches

giant isopod facts:

Rhee are nearly 22 species of large isopods in the genus Bathynomus and they can be found in cold deep waters of the Atlantic,pacific and Indian oceans . Although they might look like bugs , they're not. Giant Isoposds are actually crustaceans, and are closely related to marine crustaceans, like shrimp and crabs . They dwell in sea depths of between 500-700 ft deep and they burrow into mud or clay floor for shelter this interesting sea creature certainly looks like something from an extraterrestrial .

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