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


Aba-Aba (Gymnarchus niloticus)

Also known as the African Knifefish or the Freshwater rat-tail the Aba-aba is a species of Osteoglossiform fish native to swamps and muddy rivers of Northern Africa. Like alot of fish of its order the aba-aba is very long and slender with adults growing up to 5 feet long. The fish only has a dorsal fin which it wriggles back and forth as its main source of propulsion. They have very poor eyesight and rely on a weak electric field to navigate their murky surroundings.



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