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

 

Sally Lightfoot Crab (Grapsus grapsus)

also known as the red rock crab, the sally lightfoot is a species of crab found across the Pacific coast of Central and South America with populations on the Galapagos Islands. This species of crab is easily identified by its bright red,pink or yellow coloration. The young of this species are a brownish coloration to help camouflage themselves with the dried lava. The sally lightfoot crab has been noted as very fast and not very edible, and as such is mainly used as bait by fisherman.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Decapoda-Branchyura-Grapsidae-Grapsus-grapsus

Image Sources:1,2

  1. itsameliahope reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology and added:
    Sally Lightfoot Crab (Grapsus grapsus)
  2. grungesea reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  3. hardcoredivision reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  4. thusfarsogood reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  5. countkalvitus reblogged this from lexflippinluthor
  6. lexflippinluthor reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  7. bassposaune reblogged this from nobody-dies-when-its-sunny
  8. fmhufstetler reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  9. theworldisalive reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  10. stubmle reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  11. gobstheshark reblogged this from moreanimalia
  12. moreanimalia reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology and added:
    Sally Lightfoot Crab (Grapsus grapsus)
  13. babbleguff reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  14. glowdenarts reblogged this from deigeridemon
  15. unbeweevible reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  16. shipmeadow reblogged this from octonaut
  17. foxears reblogged this from ofthetrees
  18. chrome-digizoid reblogged this from pseudaxis
  19. pseudaxis reblogged this from scienceyeah
  20. zizzlha reblogged this from g3twrecked
  21. octonaut reblogged this from nidokingu
  22. ofthetrees reblogged this from deigeridemon
  23. recklessalchemist reblogged this from dragondicks
  24. g3twrecked reblogged this from dragondicks
  25. dragondicks reblogged this from nidokingu
  26. phyllo-taxis reblogged this from dormirai