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  • Asterias rubens

    Common sea star

    The common sea star has five round-tipped arms.

    Class
    Asteroidea
    Order
    Forcipulata
    Family
    Asteridae
  • Common tern (Sterna hirundo).

    Common tern

    More slender than a gull, the common tern has long straight wings, a forked tail and a black crown and nape. That is why these terns are sometimes called “sea swallows”.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Charadriiformes
    Family
    Laridae (gulls)
  • Tortoiseshell limpet on a substrate

    Common tortoiseshell limpet

    The common tortoiseshell limpet, (Tectura testudinalis) also known as the plant limpet, lives by the sea on rocky shorelines.

    Class
    Gasteropoda
    Order
    Patellogastropoda
    Family
    Lottiidae
  • Geothlypis trichas

    Common yellowthroat

    The common yellowthroat is very widespread, and easy to identify. The male's breeding plumage is olive green on top, with a yellow throat and a distinctive black mask.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Emberizidae
  • Tautogolabrus adspersus

    Cunner

    The cunner has an elongated body, a small mouth and fleshy lips. There are 18 spines on its dorsal fin and 3 on its anal fin. These fish vary in colour.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Labridae
  • Ophiopholis aculeata

    Daisy brittle star

    The daisy brittle star has a central body disk measuring about 2 cm in diameter, with 5 arms that are 9 cm long.

    Class
    Ophiuroidea
    Order
    Ophiurida
    Family
    Ophiactidés
  • Junco hyemalis

    Dark-eyed junco

    The male junco is slate grey with a white bill and breast. The female is paler, but with similar colouring. These birds are easy to recognize, with their white outermost tail feathers.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Passerellidae
  • Dendrobates tinctorius (var. azureus)

    Dyeing poison dart frog

    The dyeing poison dart frog is an attractive species in the poison dart frog family, dendrobatidae.

    Class
    Amphibia (Batracia)
    Order
    Anura
    Family
    Dendrobatidae
  • Sialia sialis

    Eastern bluebird

    The male of the Eastern bluebird is blue above, with a reddish brown breast. The female is similar but duller in colouring. The young are also dull-coloured, with a streaked breast.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Turdidae
  • Notophthalmus viridescens

    Eastern newt

    In Quebec, Eastern newts are the only species in the Salamandridae family (salamanders and newts) to spend their entire adult lives in water.

    Class
    Amphibia (Batracia)
    Order
    Urodela
    Family
    Salamandridae