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

 

Diamond Leatherjacket (Rudarius excelsus)

…a small species of filefish that is found in the Western Pacific, ranging from northern Australia to southern Japan. Diamond leatherjackets inhabit sheltered coastal reefs and seagrass fields where they will feed on algae and small invertebrates.

The diamond filefish is also the smallest species in Tetraodontiformes

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Actinopterygii-Tetraodontiformes-Monacanthidae-Rudaris-R.excelsus

Images: Marine Conservation Cambodia and Zubi 09

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