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

 

Merten’s Carpet Sea Anemone (Stichodactyla mertensii)

is a large species of sea anemone found in warm coral filled oceans. Like other carpet anemones this species has a large surface area, with a large ovoid oral disc that covers the surrounding area (like a carpet draped over the rocks and corals). This species has several species of anemonefish that associate with it, with 17 distinct species and one species of damselfish.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Cnidaria-Anthozoa-Hexacorallia-Actiniaria-Stichodactyildae-Stichodactyla-mertensii

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