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

 

Brownbanded Bamboo Shark (Chiloscyllium punctatum)

is a species of carpet shark native to the Indo-West Pacific Ocean from Japan to Australia. The bands and white color that they are named after are only present in the sharks juvenile stage, during adulthood the shark becomes a brownish color with only faint bands. Due to the sharks small size and nocturnal habits they have become a popular animal in the aquarium trade.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Chondrichthyes-Elasmobranchii-Orectolobiformes-Hemiscylliidae-Chiloscyllium-punctatum

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