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

 

Lucernaria janetae
…a large species of stalked jellyfish that was discovered in 2003 on deep-sea hydrothermal vents in the East Pacific. L.janetae is one of the largest staurozoans known with a 100mm wide and 50mm deep calyx. Like other staurozoans this species is a suspension feeder and will feed on small pelagic crustaceans that wander too close to its stinging tentacles.
Classification
Animalia-Cnidaria-Staurozoa-Stauromedusae-Lucernariidae-Lucernaria-L. janetae
Image: Collins, A. G., and M. Dal

Lucernaria janetae

…a large species of stalked jellyfish that was discovered in 2003 on deep-sea hydrothermal vents in the East Pacific. L.janetae is one of the largest staurozoans known with a 100mm wide and 50mm deep calyx. Like other staurozoans this species is a suspension feeder and will feed on small pelagic crustaceans that wander too close to its stinging tentacles.

Classification

Animalia-Cnidaria-Staurozoa-Stauromedusae-Lucernariidae-Lucernaria-L. janetae

Image: Collins, A. G., and M. Dal

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