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  • 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
  •  Cathartes aura adult

    Turkey vulture

    Although there are no true vultures in the Americas, the turkey vulture and other members of the cathartidae family play the same ecological role, that of carrion eater.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Cathartiforme
    Family
    Cathartidae
  • Tangara mexicana

    Turquoise tanager

    This tanager has a black head and back. It has a blue rump and bluish ivory shoulder patches. Its face and chest are purplish blue spotted with black. Its underparts are yellow.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Thraupidae
  • Uaru in an aquarium

    Uaru

    The uaru has an elongated oval-shaped body colored brownish-grey or olive-brown. On its flanks it has a black to olive-colored splash shaped like a drop of water.

    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Cichlidae
  • Sander vitreus

    Walleye

    The walleye has a long, stocky body. It is olive brown, flecked with dark yellow on the back and paler yellow on the flanks.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Percidae
  • Buccinum undatum

    Waved whelk

    The soft body of the waved whelk is white, spotted with black. It is covered with a whorled cream-coloured shell. The head of this marine snail bears two antennae.

    Class
    Gasteropoda
    Order
    Caenogastropoda
    Family
    Buccinidae
  • Numenius phaeopus

    Whimbrel

    This is a large shore bird with a long, sharp beak that curves downwards. It can be identified by its brown colour and striped head.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Charadriiformes
    Family
    Scolopacidae
  • Catostomus commersonii

    White sucker

    This sturdy fish has a cylindrical body and a sucking mouth with fleshy lips. Its back is brassy brown and its flanks are streaked with silver.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Cypriniformes
    Family
    Catostomidae
  • Zonotrichia leucophrys

    White-crowned sparrow

    This bird may be distinguished from the white-throated sparrow (which also has a black and white crown) by its slightly larger size and paler, rosy or yellowish bill, and by the absence of both a y

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Fringillidae