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 Callidulidae: An unusual family of moths known as "Old World Butterfly-moths. Callidulids are a family of butterfly like moths which are distributed throughout southeast Asia and Oceania. Callidulids can exhibit both day and night flying behavior and typically hold their wings over thier backs like butterflies. Thier closest relatives are know truly known but they are thought to be close to hook-tip and geometer moths.

Image: L. Shyamal

 

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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