crustacean Archive

  •     Glass Octopus Facts   The incredible Glass Octopus possesses a nearly transparent body, leading some to compare it to glass, hence the name. Yet the fact that it’s […]

    Glass Octopus

        Glass Octopus Facts   The incredible Glass Octopus possesses a nearly transparent body, leading some to compare it to glass, hence the name. Yet the fact that it’s […]

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  •   Thresher Shark Facts   First of all, the amazing Thresher Shark has a distinctly unique physical appearance that makes it easily recognizable. This holds true because their caudal fin […]

    Thresher Shark

      Thresher Shark Facts   First of all, the amazing Thresher Shark has a distinctly unique physical appearance that makes it easily recognizable. This holds true because their caudal fin […]

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  •   Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Crayfish Facts   The name itself gives the most noteworthy fact about the Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Crayfish.  They remain the largest known existing freshwater invertebrates in […]

    Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Crayfish

      Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Crayfish Facts   The name itself gives the most noteworthy fact about the Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Crayfish.  They remain the largest known existing freshwater invertebrates in […]

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  •     The Pantropical Spotted Dolphin is a widespread species. This dolphin can be found in EVERY temperate and tropical ocean. That is VERY widespread indeed! The name says it […]

    Pantropical Spotted Dolphin

        The Pantropical Spotted Dolphin is a widespread species. This dolphin can be found in EVERY temperate and tropical ocean. That is VERY widespread indeed! The name says it […]

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  •   The Lumpfish is a small species of ocean fish. They belong to the family of (I kid you not!) “Lumpsuckers!” Talk about having a less than flattering name! These […]

    Lumpfish

      The Lumpfish is a small species of ocean fish. They belong to the family of (I kid you not!) “Lumpsuckers!” Talk about having a less than flattering name! These […]

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  •   As the name implies, the Armored Sea Robin is a family of fish that are (incredibly!) covered in armor! They would be quite imposing if they were larger. The […]

    Armored Sea Robin

      As the name implies, the Armored Sea Robin is a family of fish that are (incredibly!) covered in armor! They would be quite imposing if they were larger. The […]

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  •   The unassuming seeming (yet still lovely!) Brown Pelican actually has SEVERAL claims to “distinctiveness.” Apparently, ONE claim just wasn’t enough for this remarkable animal! Shall we “rattle them off?” […]

    Brown Pelican

      The unassuming seeming (yet still lovely!) Brown Pelican actually has SEVERAL claims to “distinctiveness.” Apparently, ONE claim just wasn’t enough for this remarkable animal! Shall we “rattle them off?” […]

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  •   The Fin Whale (just LOOK how streamlined they are!) is the second largest known creature on earth. Imagine how they glide through the water for their size! Only the […]

    Fin Whale

      The Fin Whale (just LOOK how streamlined they are!) is the second largest known creature on earth. Imagine how they glide through the water for their size! Only the […]

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  •   Would you believe that the Argentine Shortfin Squid is consumed in vast numbers in parts of the world, most especially in Argentina and Brazil? It’s a fact! This is a […]

    Argentine Shortfin Squid

      Would you believe that the Argentine Shortfin Squid is consumed in vast numbers in parts of the world, most especially in Argentina and Brazil? It’s a fact! This is a […]

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  •   Ribbon Worm is the collective common name for any of the approximately 600 species of ocean-dwelling invertebrates in the phylum Nemertea. Various species of this phylum may be found in […]

    Ribbon Worm

      Ribbon Worm is the collective common name for any of the approximately 600 species of ocean-dwelling invertebrates in the phylum Nemertea. Various species of this phylum may be found in […]

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  •   The Harp Sponge is a uniquely shaped species of carnivorous deep-sea sponge. This remarkable ocean creature was discovered in 2012. The creature’s common name is derived from its physical […]

    Harp Sponge

      The Harp Sponge is a uniquely shaped species of carnivorous deep-sea sponge. This remarkable ocean creature was discovered in 2012. The creature’s common name is derived from its physical […]

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  •   The Ping Pong Tree Sponge is one of 33 species of sea sponges that form an extremely  unique genus. This species, along with the other 32 species, are carnivorous […]

    Ping Pong Tree Sponge

      The Ping Pong Tree Sponge is one of 33 species of sea sponges that form an extremely  unique genus. This species, along with the other 32 species, are carnivorous […]

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  •   The Marrus Orthocanna is a recently discovered species of pelagic siphonophore. It is a colonial creature formed from an intricate combination of zooids. Some of these are medusae while […]

    Marrus Orthocanna

      The Marrus Orthocanna is a recently discovered species of pelagic siphonophore. It is a colonial creature formed from an intricate combination of zooids. Some of these are medusae while […]

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  •   The American Lobster is a species of lobster distributed along the Atlantic coast of North America, from Labrador in the north to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina in the south.  The American […]

    American Lobster

      The American Lobster is a species of lobster distributed along the Atlantic coast of North America, from Labrador in the north to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina in the south.  The American […]

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