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

 

Zebra shark (Stegostoma fasciatum)

is a species of carpet shark found throughout the Indo-Pacific. They get the name zebra shark as the juveniles of the species have black and white bands similar to a zebra…

…Adults on the other hand are a brown and black spotted color. They are often found on the bottom of coral reefs where they rest until night, at night they emerge and hunt molluscs, fish and crustaceans. They are usually solitary but it is not unusually to find them in groups of around 40 individuals aggregation together.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Chondrichthyes-Elasmobranchii-Orectolobiformes-Stegostomatidae-Stegostoma-fasciatum

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