Ambush Predator 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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  •   The Seahorse is one of the most unusual fish species in the ocean! Yes, you read that right. The superficial resemblance to horses is truly a remarkable coincidence. Nature […]

    Seahorse

      The Seahorse is one of the most unusual fish species in the ocean! Yes, you read that right. The superficial resemblance to horses is truly a remarkable coincidence. Nature […]

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  •   The Green Lynx Spider is a fascinating species. First, it displays a trait which is rare among spiders. It also possesses one that makes it unique. I suppose it makes other spiders “green” with […]

    Green Lynx Spider

      The Green Lynx Spider is a fascinating species. First, it displays a trait which is rare among spiders. It also possesses one that makes it unique. I suppose it makes other spiders “green” with […]

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  •   First of all, the Mountain Chicken is not actually a chicken. This animal is (as can quite easily be seen by all!) an exceptionally large species of frog! The […]

    Mountain Chicken

      First of all, the Mountain Chicken is not actually a chicken. This animal is (as can quite easily be seen by all!) an exceptionally large species of frog! The […]

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  •   Happy Face Spider is the common English name for the Theridion grallator. In the native Hawaiian language, it is (honestly!) called the nananana makaki’i. This translates LITERALLY as: “face-painted […]

    Happy Face Spider

      Happy Face Spider is the common English name for the Theridion grallator. In the native Hawaiian language, it is (honestly!) called the nananana makaki’i. This translates LITERALLY as: “face-painted […]

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  •   A new species of highly venomous snake, called the Kimberly Deathadder (descriptive!) has been discovered. It was found in Australia (wow…imagine that!). This animal has been known in its […]

    Kimberly Deathadder

      A new species of highly venomous snake, called the Kimberly Deathadder (descriptive!) has been discovered. It was found in Australia (wow…imagine that!). This animal has been known in its […]

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  •   For someone with arachnophobia, the sheer size and appearance of the Carolina Wolf Spider can be the source of nightmares! Trust me; I know this firsthand! This is the […]

    Carolina Wolf Spider

      For someone with arachnophobia, the sheer size and appearance of the Carolina Wolf Spider can be the source of nightmares! Trust me; I know this firsthand! This is the […]

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  •   The Cantors Giant Softshell Turtle is one of the largest extant species of turtle known to man. This unique animal is named after Theodore Edward Cantor. Also, much confusion […]

    Cantors Giant Softshell Turtle

      The Cantors Giant Softshell Turtle is one of the largest extant species of turtle known to man. This unique animal is named after Theodore Edward Cantor. Also, much confusion […]

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  •   Spider Tailed Viper is the common name for a species of reptile possessing one of the most remarkable evolutionary adaptations in the entire animal kingdom. The tail of this […]

    Spider Tailed Viper

      Spider Tailed Viper is the common name for a species of reptile possessing one of the most remarkable evolutionary adaptations in the entire animal kingdom. The tail of this […]

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  •   Antlion is the collective name applied to a family of insects containing more than 2,000 known species. The term is more commonly applied to the larval form. The various […]

    Antlion

      Antlion is the collective name applied to a family of insects containing more than 2,000 known species. The term is more commonly applied to the larval form. The various […]

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  •   Bobbit Worm is the colloquially based common name for the Eunice aphroditois. This worm is considered one of the most unique and disturbing predators in any ocean. The Bobbot […]

    Bobbit Worm

      Bobbit Worm is the colloquially based common name for the Eunice aphroditois. This worm is considered one of the most unique and disturbing predators in any ocean. The Bobbot […]

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  •   The Pacific Blackdragon is a deep-sea fish species which is endemic to the waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean. They typically live at depths ranging from 656-3,280 ft (200-1,000 m). This […]

    Pacific Blackdragon

      The Pacific Blackdragon is a deep-sea fish species which is endemic to the waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean. They typically live at depths ranging from 656-3,280 ft (200-1,000 m). This […]

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  •   The Mantis Shrimp is a  highly aggressive marine crustacean. They come in variety of colors ranging from a drab brown to bright neon-like colors. The Mantis Shrimp averages approximately 12 […]

    Mantis Shrimp

      The Mantis Shrimp is a  highly aggressive marine crustacean. They come in variety of colors ranging from a drab brown to bright neon-like colors. The Mantis Shrimp averages approximately 12 […]

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  •   The Whitemargin Stargazer is a unique species of fish. They are endemic to a wide swathe of the Indo-Pacific Ocean. The species is most prevalent in the vicinity of […]

    Whitemargin Stargazer

      The Whitemargin Stargazer is a unique species of fish. They are endemic to a wide swathe of the Indo-Pacific Ocean. The species is most prevalent in the vicinity of […]

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  •     The Ribbon Eel is a most unusual species of  Eel. The species is endemic to the Indo-Pacific Ocean regions. When they are younger, the Ribbon Eel is generally black […]

    Ribbon Eel

        The Ribbon Eel is a most unusual species of  Eel. The species is endemic to the Indo-Pacific Ocean regions. When they are younger, the Ribbon Eel is generally black […]

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  •     Mouse Spider is a genus of spiders containing 13 known species. All but one of these is endemic to Australia. The lone exception is native to Chile. The […]

    Mouse Spider

        Mouse Spider is a genus of spiders containing 13 known species. All but one of these is endemic to Australia. The lone exception is native to Chile. The […]

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  •   The Frogfish is a most unusual type of anglerfish. They are known for their typically short, stocky physique. They are experts at camouflage. Frogfish are found in tropical and […]

    Frogfish

      The Frogfish is a most unusual type of anglerfish. They are known for their typically short, stocky physique. They are experts at camouflage. Frogfish are found in tropical and […]

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  •   The Lichen Spider is a remarkable variety of huntsman spider. They are endemic to Sulawesi, Papua New Guinea, the Maluku Islands, and Queensland, Australia where they are most prevalent. […]

    Lichen Spider

      The Lichen Spider is a remarkable variety of huntsman spider. They are endemic to Sulawesi, Papua New Guinea, the Maluku Islands, and Queensland, Australia where they are most prevalent. […]

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  •   The Sarcastic Fringehead is one of the most extraordinary species in any ocean. Though not large, they are renowned for their extremely aggressive behavior. This behavior, combined with the distinctive […]

    Sarcastic Fringehead

      The Sarcastic Fringehead is one of the most extraordinary species in any ocean. Though not large, they are renowned for their extremely aggressive behavior. This behavior, combined with the distinctive […]

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