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

 

Granulated Sea Star (Choriaster granulatus)

Also known as the doughboy or cushion star, the granulated sea star is a species of starfish found throughout the reefs of the Indo-Pacific and Eastern Africa. Like other seastars the granulated sea star mainly feeds on detritus but will eat small invertebrates and dead animals as well.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Echinodermata-Asteroidea-Valvatida-Oreasteridae-Choriaster-granulatus

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