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

 

"Red Bull"(Acanthonotozoma inflatum)

Is a species of iphimediid amphipod that is found throughout the Arctic, North Atlantic, and Pacific oceans. Noted for its unique red coloration that earned it its name this amphipod is usually found in red algae, using its coloration as camouflage. However, the “red bull’s” diet consists mostly of bryozoans, instead of the algae it rests on.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Peracarida-Amphipoda-Gammaridea-Iphimediidae-Acanthonotozoma-A.inflatum

Image(s): Alexander Semenov

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