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  • Gersemia rubiformis

    Sea strawberry, Red soft coral

    Sea strawberry is made up of many polyps. It resembles a trunk with many branches, on which the polyps are found. The mouth of each polyp is surrounded by 8 tentacles.

    Class
    Anthozoa
    Order
    Alcyonacea
    Family
    Nephtidae
  • Carollia perspicillata

    Seba's short-tailed bat

    The Seba's short-tailed bat has a brown or grey coat and a wide leaf-shaped muzzle with a structure called a nose leaf.

    Class
    Mammalia
    Order
    Chiroptera
    Family
    Phyllostomatidae
  • Myoxocephalus scorpius

    Shorthorn sculpin

    This fish has an elongated body, with spines near its gills and on its large, flattened head. It has a large mouth and eyes. Behind its spiny dorsal fin is a fin with blurry bars.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Scorpaeniformes
    Family
    Cottidae
  • Brycon melano pterus

    Sickle-band brycon

    The body of the sickle-band brycon is spindle-shaped and covered in large silvery scales.  It has a short head and small eyes.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Characiformes
    Family
    Characidae
  •  Aulactinia stella

    Silver spotted anemone

    The silver spotted anemone is a squat organism, with a columnar body topped by tentacles.

    Class
    Anthozoa
    Order
    Actiniaria
    Family
    Actiniidae
  • Mya arenaria

    Softshell clam

    The soft body of this clam is contained in a bivalved shell. With its flat shape and muscular foot, it can easily bury itself in loose bottoms.

    Class
    bivalvia (pelecypoda; lamellibranchia)
    Order
    Eulamellibranches
    Family
    Myacidae
  • Melospiza melodia

    Song sparrow

    The song sparrow's breast is marked with dark streaks that converge into a dark spot in the centre. In flight, this bird moves its tail up and down.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Passerellidés
  •  Chauna torquata

    Southern screamer

    Screamers are large, semi-aquatic birds similar to geese in appearance. They have long, sturdy, reddish-pink legs and grey plumage.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Anseriformes
    Family
    Anhimidae
  • Choloepus didactylus

    Southern two-toed sloth, unau

    A two-toed sloth has a rough, stiff coat of greyish-brown or beige fur, up to 15 cm long, growing from its belly toward its back. It is tailless.

    Class
    Mammalia
    Order
    Xenarthra
    Family
    Megalonychidae
  • Squallus acanthias

    Spiny dogfish

    The spiny dogfish has five gill slits on either side of its body, just in front of the pectoral fin. This shark has two dorsal fins and, in front of each of these, a sharp spine.

    Class
    Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish)
    Order
    Squaliformes
    Family
    Squalidae