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

 

Chiropsoides quadrigatus
…a small species of ‘box jellyfish’ that is widely distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific, Western Atlantic and likely parts of the Indian Ocean. Like other cubozoans this species has a potent sting which is very painful and can lead to cardiac arrest in humans. In the wild they use that powerful venom to quickly disable and eat fast-swimming fish.
Classification
Animalia-Cnidaria-Cubozoa-Chirodropida-Chiropsalmidae-Chiropsoides-C.quadrigatus
Image: OpenCage

Chiropsoides quadrigatus

…a small species of ‘box jellyfish’ that is widely distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific, Western Atlantic and likely parts of the Indian Ocean. Like other cubozoans this species has a potent sting which is very painful and can lead to cardiac arrest in humans. In the wild they use that powerful venom to quickly disable and eat fast-swimming fish.

Classification

Animalia-Cnidaria-Cubozoa-Chirodropida-Chiropsalmidae-Chiropsoides-C.quadrigatus

Image: OpenCage

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