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

 

Razorfish

(Aeoliscus strigatus)

… is a species of fish in the family Centriscidae (snipe/shrimp/bellow fish) found in waters from the Red Sea to Hawaii. These fish are unusual in that they swim in a head down position, this is an adaptation to allow them to hide in sea urchin spines, they do this as both in defense and in hunting as noone will expect a fish to pop out of a sea urchin. they are also a popular aquarium fish

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Actinopterygii-Gasterosteiformes-Centriscidae-Aeoliscus-strigatus

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