Invertebrate Archive

  •   Budwing Mantis Facts   Many people believe the most noteworthy fact about the Budwing Mantis to be its exceptional voraciousness. That’s because, unlike most of the more than 2,400 […]

    Budwing Mantis

      Budwing Mantis Facts   Many people believe the most noteworthy fact about the Budwing Mantis to be its exceptional voraciousness. That’s because, unlike most of the more than 2,400 […]

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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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  •   North Pacific Giant Octopus Facts   The North Pacific Giant Octopus merits its name, since its size makes it the largest known species of octopus. In addition, no other […]

    North Pacific Giant Octopus

      North Pacific Giant Octopus Facts   The North Pacific Giant Octopus merits its name, since its size makes it the largest known species of octopus. In addition, no other […]

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  • Elephant Shrew Facts   First of all, the Elephant Shrew tops many lists of remarkable small mammals. This status exists because they have several attributes normally associated with other animals. […]

    Elephant Shrew

    Elephant Shrew Facts   First of all, the Elephant Shrew tops many lists of remarkable small mammals. This status exists because they have several attributes normally associated with other animals. […]

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  •   The African Bush Pig is a rather large and powerful (look at the size!) member of the wild pig family. That is one very intimidating looking pig….right?! The African […]

    African Bush Pig

      The African Bush Pig is a rather large and powerful (look at the size!) member of the wild pig family. That is one very intimidating looking pig….right?! The African […]

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  •   What a precious face! The Ringed Seal is the smallest (and perhaps the most adorable!) of all species of seal. They are also the most numerous of all seals! […]

    Ringed Seal

      What a precious face! The Ringed Seal is the smallest (and perhaps the most adorable!) of all species of seal. They are also the most numerous of all seals! […]

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  •   The Blue Shark is perhaps the only known species of shark that has actually been called (comparatively, of course) “docile!” Imagine that; a docile shark! Since the year 1580 […]

    Blue Shark

      The Blue Shark is perhaps the only known species of shark that has actually been called (comparatively, of course) “docile!” Imagine that; a docile shark! Since the year 1580 […]

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  •   If you have ever seen the shell of the Queen Conch lying on a beach, you might be amazed to learn that this gorgeous shell is actually home to […]

    Queen Conch

      If you have ever seen the shell of the Queen Conch lying on a beach, you might be amazed to learn that this gorgeous shell is actually home to […]

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  •   Is this real, or a cartoon? Look at the brilliantly contrasting colors of the Indian Bullfrog! It doesn’t look like it could be real, does it? But it is! […]

    Indian Bullfrog

      Is this real, or a cartoon? Look at the brilliantly contrasting colors of the Indian Bullfrog! It doesn’t look like it could be real, does it? But it is! […]

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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 Giant Gippsland Earthworm is the largest known species of earthworm on earth. They are endemic to only certain portions of Gippsland, Australia. It is not known if their […]

    Giant Gippsland Earthworm

      The Giant Gippsland Earthworm is the largest known species of earthworm on earth. They are endemic to only certain portions of Gippsland, Australia. It is not known if their […]

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  •   The Longfin Batfish is the common name given to the ocean species Platax teira. Due to their striking appearance, this species is a popular aquarium species. Their native habitat […]

    Longfin Batfish

      The Longfin Batfish is the common name given to the ocean species Platax teira. Due to their striking appearance, this species is a popular aquarium species. Their native habitat […]

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  •    The Giant Squid is an extreme deep ocean dwelling species of squid. It is a member of the Architeuthidae family. In size, this is the second largest of all […]

    Giant Squid

       The Giant Squid is an extreme deep ocean dwelling species of squid. It is a member of the Architeuthidae family. In size, this is the second largest of all […]

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