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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

 

Wire Coral (Cirrhipathes leukeni)

is a species of colonial black coral found throughout the Caribbean and surrounding warm waters. True to its name this coral forms into a 10 foot long wire-like stalk that coils and twists into various shapes. This stalk is covered with tentacles in which the colony uses to collect its food.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Cnidaria-Anthozoa-Hexacorallia-Antipatharia-Cirrhipahtes-leukeni

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