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  • Phractocephalus hemiliopterus

    Redtail catfish, pirarara

    Known as the pirarara in Brazil, the redtail catfish has a large head and wide mouth that bears three pairs of long barbels (two pairs below the mouth and one above).

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Siluriformes
    Family
    Pimelodidae
  • Oxydoras niger

    Ripsaw catfish

    The ripsaw catfish is a large fish, in fact, it is the largest member of the Doradidae family.  It has a robust body, especially the anterior part, and is dark grey, almost black in colour.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Siluriformes
    Family
    Doradidés
  • Platalea ajaja (syn.: Ajaja ajaja)

    Roseate spoonbill

    The roseate spoonbill is a large pale pink bird with long red legs. It has a long, flat bill that is spatulate at the tip. It has a bare greenish head, reddish wing patches and a white neck.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Pelecaniformes
    Family
    Threskiornithidae
  • Panaque nigrolineatus

    Royal panaque

    The royal panaque has light yellow horizontal bands on its body that may be in a range of shapes, long or short, wide or narrow, broken, etc.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Siluriformes
    Family
    Loricariidae
  • Arenaria interpres

    Ruddy turnstone

    Both sexes of this bird are identical.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Charadriiformes
    Family
    Scolopacidae
  • Zonotrichia capensis (male)

    Rufous-collared sparrow

     

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Emberizidae
  • Hormathia nodosa

    Rugose anemone

    This marine animal is generally a pale beige colour. Its tubular body is covered with hemispherical tubercules (bumps). Tentacles surround its mouth, which is located on the top of its body.

    Class
    Anthozoa
    Order
    Actiniaria
    Family
    Hormathiidae
  • A rednosed tetra

    Rummy-nose tetra

    The rummy-nose tetra is easily identifiable thanks to the bright red mark that extends from the tip of the “nose” and the front of the gill covers.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Characiformes
    Family
    Characidae
  • Eudocimus ruber

    Scarlet ibis

    This large bird has a long down-curved bill. Its feathers are glossy scarlet, except on the wing tips, which are marked with black. Its feet and face are pink.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Pelecaniformes
    Family
    Threskiornithidae
  • Scarlet macaw

    Scarlet macaw

    This large colourful parrot is predominantly red. It has a big splash of yellow and a little green on its wings, and some blue on the flight feathers and tail feathers.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Psittaciformes
    Family
    Psittacidae