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
Order Leptomedusae: An order of hydrozoan cnidarians that are commonly known as thecate hydroids. Members of this order possess colenterates in which the hydranths and productive zooids are protected by a theca. Some notable leptomedusans are Sertularia argentea and Aequorea victoria.
Hi! This isn’t a real submission I just have a question about this animal (?) and wanted to include the picture. My friends found this picture in the internet and now we wonder what this is. To me it looks just like a funny piece of wood but … who knows ;)
Do you maybe know anything about this charming creature? Thankyou!
That is the beautiful mug of the Mata-Mata (Chelus fimbriata) which is a species of South American turtle, that hunts by “vacuuming” prey into its mouth. I made a post of one awhile ago so you can go there for some more information.