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  • Crossaster papposus

    Spiny sunstar

    The spiny sunstar is a very large, stocky sea star with 8 to 16 short, cone-shaped arms (usually 12 to 14). Short spines are clearly visible on its surface.

    Class
    Asteroidea
    Order
    Spinulosida
    Family
    Solasteridae
  • Thoracocharax stellatus

    Spotfin hatchetfish

    This silver-colored fish is flattened from side to side. The back is flat, while the belly is very rounded. Its mouth opens upward. The lateral line curves downward.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Characiformes
    Family
    Gasteropelecidae
  • Anarhichas minor

    Spotted wolffish

    The spotted wolffish gets its name from the fact that it has enormous teeth and numerous brown spots on its body.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Anarhichadidae
  • Morone saxatilis

    Striped bass

    The striped bass has an elongated body, a large mouth and a forked tail. It varies in colour from dark olive green to steel blue or even black.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Moronidae
  • Eurypyga helias

    Sunbittern

    Sunbitterns have long feet, a straight beak and a long, thin neck. The sides of their black heads are marked with two white lines.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Eurypygiformes
    Family
    Eurypygidae
  • Melanitta perspicillata

    Surf scoter

    The surf scoter is about the same size as the black scoter, but its larger head and bill make it resemble a common eider.  

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Anseriformes
    Family
    Anatidae (geese and ducks)
  • Colossoma macropomum

    Tambaqui, Blackfin pacu

    The tambaqui is a large fish with a light-coloured belly and round adipose fin. Its teeth are large, round, strong molars.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Characiformes
    Family
    Serrasalmidae
  • Thorny skate (Amblyraja radiata)

    Thorny skate

    The tail of the thorny skate has two small dorsal fins. The ventral side is white and the dorsal side brown with dark spots.

    Class
    Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish)
    Order
    Rajiformes
    Family
    Rajidae
  • Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum

    Tiger catfish

    The head of the tiger catfish ends in a broad, flat, shovel-shaped snout. Six barbels are located around the mouth, four on the lower jaw and two on the upper.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Siluriformes
    Family
    Pimelodidae
  • Chorisoneura sp.

    Tropical cockroache

    This cockroach has a pale brown, flat, oval body. The head has long antennae and is concealed under a part of the thorax called the pronotum.

    Class
    Insecta
    Order
    Dictyoptera
    Family
    Blattellidae