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  • Aix sponsa

    Wood duck

    The male wood duck has highly colourful nuptial plumage and a drooping crest. His head is brilliant green and blue, changing to purplish black below the eyes.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Anseriformes
    Family
    Anatidae (geese and ducks)
  • Glyptemys insculpta

    Wood turtle

    The shell of this turtle is covered in horny shields with marked growth rings. The plastron (ventral part of the shell) is yellow and black. Its skin may be red or orangish.

    Class
    Reptilia
    Order
    Testudines (Chelonia)
    Family
    Emydidae
  • Eunectes notaeus

    Yellow anaconda

    The yellow anaconda is a large greenish-yellow semi-aquatic snake with black markings.

    Class
    Reptilia
    Order
    Squamata
    Family
    Boidae
  •  Cichla kelberi

    Yellow peacock bass, yellow tucunare

    While not at all related, yellow peacock bass resemble smallmouth bass, with the addition of three black vertical lines on each side of the body and a black spot at  the base of the tail.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Cichlidae
  • Yellow perch (Perca flavescens)

    Yellow perch

    The yellow perch has an elongated oval body, slightly compressed (higher than wide).

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Percidae
  • Dendrobates leucomenas

    Yellow-banded poison dart frog, Bumblebee poison dart frog

    Yellow-banded poison dart frogs have flattened heads, pointed snouts and black eyes. The tympans (small circles behind the eyes) are barely visible.

    Class
    Amphibia (Batracia)
    Order
    Anura
    Family
    Dendrobatidae
  • Podocnemis unifilis

    Yellow-spotted Amazon river turtle

    This turtle has a flattened oval carapace varying in colour from brown to greenish grey. There are dark spots on its yellow plastron. It has one or two barbels on its chin.

    Class
    Reptilia
    Order
    Testudines (Chelonia)
    Family
    Podocnemididae