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).

Disclamer: none of the pictures are mine unless stated

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

 

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

Image Sources: 1,2

  1. grandadhanna reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  2. architecturewithbenefits reblogged this from worldlyanimals
  3. lovesgreatadventure reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  4. skyblueee reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  5. whalessinging reblogged this from worldlyanimals
  6. lisahewitt reblogged this from smd18
  7. skewtytewty reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  8. amaz-onia reblogged this from worldlyanimals
  9. andothershit reblogged this from underthevastblueseas
  10. wunderrbar reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  11. hoomanao reblogged this from worldlyanimals
  12. ifyoufollowme reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  13. zonbicho reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  14. modern-montague reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  15. happiness-caamy reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  16. takecareofyourhome reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  17. koolekt reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  18. rambunctiousfeelings reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  19. akeber-morris reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  20. saruska927 reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology