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

 

Kelp Flea (Chromopleustes oculatus)

…a small species of amphipod that is found in the cold waters of the northeastern Pacific ocean centering around British Columbia and northern Washington. As its common name suggests this small amphipod is commonly found inhabiting kelp. However they are also known to inhabit cnidarians as-well as they are able to walk on them without discharging their nematocysts. Kelp fleas are poorly researched and not much is known about their biology and ecology.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Amphipoda-Pleustidae-Chromopleustes-C.oculatus

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