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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".

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Venus flytrap sea anemone

(Actinoscyphia aurelia)

is a large species of sea anemone found in deep water canyons in the Gulf of Mexico and West Africa. As alluded to by its name it acts in a similar fashion to a venus flytrap in that it entombs its prey in its mouth by closing its tentacles (they also do this for protection). They like most sea anemones are suspension feeders, meaning they orient themselves towards the water column and wait for food to come to them.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Cnidaria-Anthozoa-Actiniaria-Actinocyphiidae-Actinoscyphia-aurelia

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