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

 

Eudendrium racemosum
…is a species of eudendriid hydroid (Hydrozoa) that is widely distributed throughout the Indo Pacific, eastern Atlantic, and the Mediterranean. Although E. racemosum look similar to a plant it is indeed an animal, specifically a colony of small polyps that work together to form a larger colony. Like other cnidarians E. racemosum is a predator and will feed on small passing organisms, which are dispatched via nematocysts.
Classification
Animalia-Cnidaria-Hydrozoa-Hydroidolina-Eudendriidae-Eudendrium-E. racemosum
Image: Heike Wägele & Annette Klussmann-Kolb

Eudendrium racemosum

…is a species of eudendriid hydroid (Hydrozoa) that is widely distributed throughout the Indo Pacific, eastern Atlantic, and the Mediterranean. Although E. racemosum look similar to a plant it is indeed an animal, specifically a colony of small polyps that work together to form a larger colony. Like other cnidarians E. racemosum is a predator and will feed on small passing organisms, which are dispatched via nematocysts.

Classification

Animalia-Cnidaria-Hydrozoa-Hydroidolina-Eudendriidae-Eudendrium-E. racemosum

Image: Heike Wägele & Annette Klussmann-Kolb

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