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Friday, July 24, 2009

~~~~ **** Leafy Seadragon **** ~~~~

Named after the dragons of Chinese mythology, Leafy seadragons (Phycodurus eques) resemble a piece of drifting seaweed as they float in the seaweed-filled water. The Leafy seadragon, with green, orange and gold hues along its body, is covered with leaf-like appendages, making it remarkably... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

""""""""" I SEE YOU! """"""""""

Tarsier Tarsiers are prosimian primates of the genus Tarsius, a monotypic genus in the family Tarsiidae, which is itself the lone extant family within the infraorder Tarsiiformes. The phylogenetic position of extant tarsiers within the order Primates has been debated for much of the past century,... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 17, 2009

~~~~** The Pygmy Marmoset** ~~~~

Pygmy Marmoset The Pygmy Marmoset (Callithrix (Cebuella) pygmaea) is a monkey native to the rainforest canopies of western Brazil, southeastern Colombia, eastern Ecuador, and eastern Peru. It is one of the smallest primates, with its body length ranging from 14-16 cm (excluding the 15-20 cm tail)... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

## Beautiful Poison ##

This beautiful poison arrow frog, discovered on a conservation survey in south-eastern Ecuador, may be a new species. Here a male carries one of its tadpoles on its back (Image: Jessica Deichmann) Source.. New Scientist Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

**** The Scorpion Fish ****

The Scorpionfish Don't get too close: This species of fish, most often found in tropical waters, has sharp spines coated with venomous mucus. Ouch! And also: ew. Photo: Carl Roessler - 2002 Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

#### YIKES! The Blob Returns ####

The blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus) is a fish that inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of Australia and Tasmania. Due to the inaccessibility of its habitat, it is rarely seen by humans. Blobfish are found at depths where the pressure is several dozens of times higher than at sea level, which... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

#### The Whiteknee Tarantula ####

Whiteknee Tarantula Big hairy spider: need I say more? Tarantulas vary in size, with some of the larger species reaching a leg span of about 10 inches! Most tarantulas commonly kept as pets are quite a bit smaller than that, with a leg span closer to 4-6 inches. As it turns out, for many species of... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

~~~~ Sucker-footed bat ~~~~

Suckerfooted Bat Image Source Sucker-footed Bat is found in humid woodlands of Madagascar. It has small suction cups on its wrists and ankles, hence the name. Image Source This new species of sucker-footed bat is discovered in Madagascar region. They live only in dry western forests of Madagascar.... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

** ~ The Hag is Tied in KNOTS ~ **

Hagfish Hagfish are marine craniates of the class Myxini, also known as Hyperotreti. Despite their name, there is some debate about whether they are strictly fish (as there is for lampreys), since they belong to a much more primitive lineage than any other group that is commonly defined fish... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

## You See Right Through Me ##

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Weird New Animal Discovered in Ecuador This endangered glass frog or crystal frog is one of the weirder new species found in Ecuador this year. Its internal organs can be seen through the translucent skin. Also found is a bug-eyed salamander that looks like ET. Source..... Sign in to see full entry.

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