Hi, I'm Andrew and I’m just a simple 19 year old guy and zoology student that posts random factoids about obscure animals and general animal science/zoology/biology stuff so if you like animals this is the place for you, if you only like cute animals this is not the place for you… Also I can ID any animals you might need identified (just submit them to me).

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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

 

Blue Ribbon Eel

(Rhinomuraena quaesita)

Is a species of eel of the family Muraenidae (Moray eels) that is found  in Indian and Pacific waters. They are fairly big for their size growing up to 36 in long. The name ribbon comes from their long thin blue and yellow bodies (mostly blue in males, yellow in females) which when the animal swims makes it look like a ribbon.

Quick eel PSA: just because an eels mouth is open it’s not ready to attack, that’s how they breathe.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Actinopterygii-Anguilliformes-Muraenidae-Rhinomuraena-quaesita

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