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 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

 

Antarctic Sun Starfish (Labidiaster annulatus)

….is a species of seastar found in the cold waters around the Antarctic Peninsula and surrounding islands. Like alot of many-armed starfish the Antarctic Sun Starfish is a opportunistic predator “quickly” moving across the seabed with its many arms, searching for other echinoderms and  invertebrates to eat. It has also been observed climbing to an elevated position and extending its arms out like fishing rods, grabbing any prey that swims by. 

Phylogeny

Animalia-Echinodermata-Asteroidea-Foricpulatida-Heliasteridae-Labidiaster-annulatus

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