Tag Archives: sea life

Dumbo Octopus

Dumbo Octopus

Dumbo Octopus Dumbo octopus is a type of octopus named after Walt Disney’s famous character Dumbo the elephant because of the ear-like fins. There are around 37 different species of dumbo octopi. These interesting animals can be found in all oceans of the world. They can be rarely seen because they are living on the bottom of the sea on ...

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Albino Lobster

The Albino lobster

Albino Lobster The Albino lobster, Homarus americanus, is a species of lobster found on the Atlantic coast of North America, chiefly from Labrador to New Jersey. Within North America, it is also known as the northern lobster or Maine lobster. It can reach a body length of 64 cm, and a mass of over 20 kilograms, making it the heaviest ...

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Barracuda

Barracuda

Barracuda The barracuda is a large species of fish found in the warmer, coastal regions of the world’s oceans. There are more than 20 different species of barracuda that range in size from less than 50cm to nearly 2 meters in length. The barracuda is widely spread across the oceans but is more commonly found in the more tropical regions ...

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Great White Shark

Great-White-Shark

Great White Shark The great white shark is a streamlined swimmer and a ferocious predator with 3,000 teeth at any one time. This much-feared fish has a torpedo-shaped body, a pointed snout, a crescent-shaped tail, 5 gill slits, no fin spines, an anal fin, and 3 main fins: the dorsal fin and 2 pectoral fins. When the shark is near ...

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Cone Snail

cone snail

Cone Snail Conus is a large genus of small to large predatory sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs, with the common names of cone snails, cone shells or cones. This genus is placed in the subfamily Coninae within the family Conidae. Geologically speaking, the genus is known from the Eocene to the Recent periods. Conus species have shells that are shaped ...

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Leafy Sea Dragon

Leafy Sea Dragon

Leafy Sea Dragon The Phycodurus Eques, the sole member of the genus Phycodurus is found along the Western coast of Australia. It’s common name derived obviously from it’s leafy protrusions that serve as excellent camouflage. They grow to a length of about 8-10 inches, and feed on Plankton and small crustaceans. The Leafy Sea Dragon has many threats, Humans collect ...

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Mudskipper

Mudskippers

Mudskipper Mudskippers are members of the subfamily Oxudercinae (tribe Periophthalmini), within the family Gobiidae (Gobies). They are completely amphibious fish, fish that can use their pectoral fins to walk on land. Being amphibious, they are uniquely adapted to intertidal habitats, unlike most fish in such habitats which survive the retreat of the tide by hiding under wet seaweed or in ...

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Monkfish

monkfish

Monkfish Monkfish is the English name of a number of types of fish in the northwest Atlantic, most notably the species of the anglerfish genus Lophius and the angelshark genus Squatina. The term is also occasionally used for a European sea monster more often called a sea monk. Monkfish is the most common English name for the genus Lophius in ...

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Mandarin Fish

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Mandarin Fish The Mandarin fish is the most beautiful member of the genus Synchiropus. It is also one of the most breathtaking marine fish ever found in our oceans. It looks more like an intricate painting that a fish does, her entire body is composed of alternating wavy lines of orange, blue and green. While they are commonly known as ...

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