By: lily frost
Hermit crabs - called Anemone hermit crabs in water and Decapods crustaceans on land are very interesting animals. The land version is extremely popular as a household pet. It is good for both the young and the old. It is an inexpensive pet, easy to...
By: Melody St. John
The flathead catfish, whose scientific name is Pylodictis olivaris, is widely distributed in some parts of the United States and Mexico. The sole species in the genus Pylodictis, the flathead catfish is scientifically classified as follows: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Siluriformes Family:...
By: Amelia Emery
The sawfish is a primitive type of fish that belongs to the order Pristiformes. It is also classified as a type of elasmobrach, which is the group of fish that sharks, skates, and rays also belong to. Because of its long ‘saw’ that projects...
Fish profile: Flathead catfish
By: Amelia Emery
Flathead catfish are a species of catfish native to North America. Known scientifically as Pylodictus olivaris, the flathead catfish can be found in the waters of much of the interior portion of the United States from Minnesota to Texas and much of the Southern area...
By: Terrence Aym
Dr. Denise L. Herzing intends to do something no person has ever done in the long history of the human race: establish a real dialogue with another species. Her goal is simple, achieve a two-way conversation with dolphins, perhaps the smartest mammals on the planet...
By: Marisa White
What is the crab your mostly likely to be on Australia’s continental shelf? The spiky stone crab. This diminutive crab is exactly what the name implies. Spiky. The little critter is small, with light colored legs tucked beneath his larger pink body. His shell...
Crab profile: Sponge crab
By: Marisa White
The orange brown sponge crab is certainly a unique crab. With small black eyes and a broad hunched shell, this crab certainly has character. Known for carrying sponges on their backs, hence the name, these critters get by by decorating themselves. This is the creatures...
By: Marisa White
What lives under rocks, is really creepy, but has a pretty name? That would be porcelain crabs known for their highly decorative shell that shines magnificently despite the muck of the sea bed. They come in an assortment of colors, from beautiful white-blue, to brilliant...
By: Elizabeth Nuttall
Soldier crab is not a name used to describe one specific species of crab; it is rather a generic name used to account for several species of crabs and crustaceans from around the world. These include the pagarus bernhardus, a European hermit crab; the coenobite...
By: Erin Yorke
Mictyris longicarpus, commonly called soldier crabs, "are about 1.5 cm wide. They have a small, round, blue body. They have long jointed legs with purple stripes. It gets its name from two characteristics; its habit of travelling in large numbers, and its ability to...

 

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