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 Callidulidae: An unusual family of moths known as "Old World Butterfly-moths. Callidulids are a family of butterfly like moths which are distributed throughout southeast Asia and Oceania. Callidulids can exhibit both day and night flying behavior and typically hold their wings over thier backs like butterflies. Thier closest relatives are know truly known but they are thought to be close to hook-tip and geometer moths.

Image: L. Shyamal

 

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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