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  • Chrysemys picta

    Painted turtle

    The shell of this turtle is ringed with yellow or red. The horny shields are black or greenish. Its head, neck, legs and tail are covered in clearly visible yellow or red stripes.

    Class
    Reptilia
    Order
    Testudines (Chelonia)
    Family
    Emydidae
  • Pallas' long-tongued bat (Glossophaga soricina).

    Pallas's long-tongued bat

    The Pallas's long-tongued bat has a long, thin muzzle, a long tongue, a nose leaf and short ears. It varies in colour from pale grey to brown.

    Class
    Mammalia
    Order
    Chiroptera
    Family
    Phyllostomidae
  • Pirapitinga (Piaractus brachypomus)

    Pirapitinga

    The pirapitinga, also known as the red-bellied pacu, is a very large tropical South American fish often confused with the tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum).

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Characiformes
    Family
    Serrasalmidae
  • Leptasterias polaris

    Polar sea star

    The polar sea star has six arms.

    Class
    Asteroidea
    Order
    Forcipulata
    Family
    Plantaginaceae
  • Solaster endeca

    Purple sun star

    This large sun star has 7 to 14 arms. It varies in colour from orangish-yellow to purple.

    Class
    Asteroidea
    Order
    Spinulosida
    Family
    Solasteridae
  • Osmerus mordax

    Rainbow smelt

    The smelt is a small fish, slender and elongated, with a laterally compressed body.  The back is olive green and the belly silvery.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Osmeriformes
    Family
    Osmeridés
  • Alca torda

    Razorbill

    The razorbill has white underparts and a black back. Its bill is broader than that of the common murre. The male and female are identical in appearance.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Charadriiformes
    Family
    Alcidae
  • Pygocentrus nattereri

    Red-bellied piranha, red piranha

    This piranha has a round, stocky, flat body, with a very high rounded back. Its head is large, with a blunt forehead. It is bluish with silver flashes and orange underparts.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Characiformes
    Family
    Serrasalmidae
  • Chelonoidis carbonaria

    Red-footed tortoise

    The red-footed tortoise has a black carapace with yellow or orangish spots. Its plastron is yellowish brown. The scales on its head are yellow, red or orange. Its jaws are dark-coloured.

    Class
    Reptilia
    Order
    Chelonia
    Family
    Testudinidae
  • Podiceps grisegena

    Red-necked grebe

    This species’ grey “cheeks” contrast with the black at the top of its head.  Spiky black feathers form two crests at the top of the head, one on each side.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Podicipediformes
    Family
    Podicipedidae