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Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

Image: Erikwlyon

 

Firefly Squid

(Watasenia scintillans)

Also known as the sparkling enope squid. is the sole species in the genus Watasenia

this cephalopod is special due to its remarkable trait of bioluminescence (meaning it can produce it’s own light) aside from this it is one of the only squid that has color vision. they use their bioluminescence to attract mates, during their mating season which lasts from march to june the waters are set alight with the squid. 

Phylogeny

Animalia-Mollusca-Cephalopoda-Teuthida-Enoploteuthidae-Watasenia

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