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

 

Sloane’s Viperfish (Chauliodus sloani)

…is a species of dragonfish/viperfish found in most subtropical and tropical oceans worldwide. Like most viperfish this species is normally found in deep waters at around 8,000 ft deep. They are most noted for their impressive teeth which are the largest teeth in the animal kingdom relative to head size. The fish uses these spear-like teeth to impale its prey in a quick dash. To withstand the shock in this the viperfish has a vertebrae behind its head which acts as a shock absorber.

Phylogeny 

Animalia-Chordata-Actinopterygii-Stomiiformes-Stomiidae-Chauliodus sloani

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