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  • Lithobates clamitans

    Green frog

    This large frog is green, sometimes with brown on the back, and dark dorsal spots of varying shapes and patterns. There are marked folds on both sides of the back.

    Class
    Amphibia (Batracia)
    Order
    Anura
    Family
    Ranidae
  • Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis

    Green sea urchin

    Green sea urchins are round and covered with short spines less than 1 cm long. Between the spines are tube feet, for locomotion.

    Class
    Echinoidea
    Order
    Echinoida
    Family
    Strongylocentrotidae
  • Dendrobates auratus

    Green-and-black poison dart frog

    There are more than 15 varieties of coloured frogs in this species. At the Biodôme, we have the green and black variety.

    Class
    Amphibia (Batracia)
    Order
    Anura
    Family
    Dendrobatidae
  • Dumetella carolinensis

    Grey catbird

    The gray catbird is a slender-bodied, slate-grey coloured passerine, with a black cap. It frequently flicks its tail, which is chestnut underneath.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Mimidae
  • Histrionicus histrionicus

    Harlequin duck

    The adult male is metallic leaden blue with chestnut flanks. It can be identified by the white patch between the bill and eyes and the narrow white collar around the neck.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Anseriformes
    Family
    Anatidae (geese and ducks)
  • Pagurus sp.

    Hermit crab

    The hermit crab is similar in shape to a lobster. The long, soft abdomen is not protected by an exoskeleton, as is the upper part of the animal's body.

    Class
    Crustacea
    Order
    Decapoda
    Family
    Paguridae
  • Artibeus jamaicensis

    Jamaican fruit-eating bat

    The Jamaican fruit-eating bat has a stocky body and a wide, leaf-shaped muzzle with a structure called a nose leaf.

    Class
    Mammalia
    Order
    Chiroptera
    Family
    Phyllostomatidae
  • Aptenodytes patagonica

    King penguin

    This large penguin is second in size only to the emperor penguin. It has a white belly, an orangey throat and silver back. Its head is black, and it has a tear-shaped orange spot behind the eye.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Sphenisciformes
    Family
    Spheniscidae (penguins)
  • Leucoraja erinacea

    Little skate

    This skate has a flat body and a pointed snout. The top of its body is covered in spines. Its eyes are also on its dorsal side, as are its spiracles, the little holes behind each eye.

    Class
    Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish)
    Order
    Rajiformes
    Family
    Rajidae
  • A long-tailed duck floating on water

    Long-tailed duck

    From late spring to the beginning of summer, the male has a brown head, neck and back with grey cheeks.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Anseriformes
    Family
    Anatidae (geese and ducks)