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).

Disclamer: none of the pictures are mine unless stated

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

 

Yellow Cluster Anemone (Parazoanthus axinellae)

…a species of zoanthid coral that occurs off the coasts of southern Atlantic Europe and in the Mediterranean Sea. Unlike true anemones zoanthids like P.axinellae differ in their internal anatomy and colony formation. Like most cnidarians yellow cluster anemones are ‘carnivores’ and will feed on passing food items that are dispatched via nematocysts.

Classification

Animalia-Cnidaria-Anthozoa-Zoantharia-Zoanthidea-Parazoanthidae-Parazoanthus-P. axinellae

Images: Yoruno and Alfiero Brisotto

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