July132014
themagicfarawayttree:

Blaschka jellyfish

themagicfarawayttree:

Blaschka jellyfish

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July112014
libutron:

Male Muscovy Duck
Muscovy ducks, Cairina moschata (Anseriformes - Anatidae), are large ducks; the typical wingspan is between 137 to 154 centimeters. Males are generally larger than females. 
Muscovy ducks have red, fleshy protuberances on the face. The plumage is brownish-black with iridescent green and purple dorsal plumage and with white wing patches.
These ducks are native to Mexico, Central, and South America.

Reference: [1]
Photo credit: ©Fabio Rage
Locality: Argenita, Minas Gerais, Brazil

libutron:

Male Muscovy Duck

Muscovy ducks, Cairina moschata (Anseriformes - Anatidae), are large ducks; the typical wingspan is between 137 to 154 centimeters. Males are generally larger than females.

Muscovy ducks have red, fleshy protuberances on the face. The plumage is brownish-black with iridescent green and purple dorsal plumage and with white wing patches.

These ducks are native to Mexico, Central, and South America.

Reference: [1]

Photo credit: ©Fabio Rage

Locality: Argenita, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Birds 

June182014
lifeunderthewaves:

Red-eye Medusa Jellyfish by jettbritnell One of the most beautiful jellyfish of the Pacific coast is the Red-eye medusa or jellyfish, Polyorchis penicillatus. Photographed while drifting in open water at Eagle Rock, Browning Passage. Diving with Browning Pass Hideaway Resort in British Columbia.

lifeunderthewaves:

Red-eye Medusa Jellyfish by jettbritnell One of the most beautiful jellyfish of the Pacific coast is the Red-eye medusa or jellyfish, Polyorchis penicillatus. Photographed while drifting in open water at Eagle Rock, Browning Passage. Diving with Browning Pass Hideaway Resort in British Columbia.

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June42014
libutron:

Vinaceous Rosefinch 
 Carpodacus vinaceus (also named Carpodacus formosanus) is a species of rosefinch (Passeriformes - Fringillidae) native to China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Taiwan, commonly referred as Vinaceous Rosefinch or Taiwan Rosefinch.
References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©K. S. Kong
Locality: Dasyue Mountain, Taiwan

libutron:

Vinaceous Rosefinch 

Carpodacus vinaceus (also named Carpodacus formosanus) is a species of rosefinch (Passeriformes - Fringillidae) native to China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Taiwan, commonly referred as Vinaceous Rosefinch or Taiwan Rosefinch.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©K. S. Kong

Locality: Dasyue Mountain, Taiwan

birds 

May162014
lesless:

smallnightbird:

New species of bat found, Niumbaha superba, and it’s adorable.

Oh wow! I’m glad people are as excited about animals as I am. Here’s some additional photos. Fun fact: this bat is so different from others that a new genus was created!

lesless:

smallnightbird:

New species of bat foundNiumbaha superba, and it’s adorable.

Oh wow! I’m glad people are as excited about animals as I am. Here’s some additional photos. Fun fact: this bat is so different from others that a new genus was created!

(via fuwabinni)

April62014

astronomy-to-zoology:

"Umbrella Crab" (Cryptolithodes sitchensis)

Also known as the Sitka crab or the Turtle Crab, the umbrella crab is a species of lithodid crab that is native to coastal regions of the northeastern Pacific, ranging from Sitka, Alaska to Point Loma, California. C. sitchensis is noted for having a unusual half-moon shaped carapace that extends over its walking legs and chelipeds, this serves as a form of camouflage allowing C. sitchensis to blend in with the rocks around it.  The color of C. sitchensis’s carapace is highly variable and often matches the color of the coralline algae with C. sitchensis feeds on.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Decapoda-Anomura-Lithodidae-Cryptolithodes-C. sitchensis

Image(s): Kueda

December42013

crispysnakes:

 Xenodermus Javanicus - Dragon Snake

(Source thread)

I featured this little beauty at an earlier time but the pictures used here were just too gorgeous to pass up!

(via savethewailes)

November292013
libutron:

JF_03 by zenji001 on Flickr.
Jellyfish Spirocodon saltator

libutron:

JF_03 by zenji001 on Flickr.

Jellyfish Spirocodon saltator

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November112013
astronomy-to-zoology:

bogleech:

An absolutely gorgeous tropical earwig, couldn’t find a species name anywhere. Earwigs have always been some of my favorite insects, it’s really unfair how much people loathe them when they really can’t harm people at all, nor are they significant household or garden pests.

I think it might be Allodahlia scabriuscula?
(Also important PSA about earwigs :D)

astronomy-to-zoology:

bogleech:

An absolutely gorgeous tropical earwig, couldn’t find a species name anywhere. Earwigs have always been some of my favorite insects, it’s really unfair how much people loathe them when they really can’t harm people at all, nor are they significant household or garden pests.

I think it might be Allodahlia scabriuscula?

(Also important PSA about earwigs :D)

October92013

astronomy-to-zoology:

"Giant Sea Spider" (Colossendeis colossea)

…a large species of sea spider (not a true spider but distantly related) that has been observed in deep waters worldwide. True to its name C. colossea is the largest species of pycnogonid known to science, with individuals reaching leg spans of around 2 ft! Like other sea spiders this species is a carnivore/scavenger and likely feeds on sessile invertebrates by inserting its proboscis into them and sucking out their insides.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Chelicerata-Pycnogonida-Pantopoda-Colossendeidae-Colossendeis-C. colossea

Images: Mylène Bourque and Cliff1066

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