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

 

Spotted Garden Eel (Heteroconger hassi)

is a small species of conger eel found in shallowish Indo-Pacific waters. This species is widely known for its burrows, as large groups of up to a few thousand eels will burrow into the bottom of a reef or coral cluster and sit in their small sandy homes with their mouths pointed towards the current in the hopes of catching any zooplankton that may swim by.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Actinopterygii-Anguilliformes-Congridae-Heteroconger-hassi

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