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  •     Spotted Handfish Facts   The most noteworthy fact about the Spotted Handfish is their moderate air of mystery. This occurs because we still do not have detailed information about […]

    Spotted Handfish

        Spotted Handfish Facts   The most noteworthy fact about the Spotted Handfish is their moderate air of mystery. This occurs because we still do not have detailed information about […]

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  •   Bluebottle Ant Facts and Information   Without doubt, the most noteworthy fact about the Bluebottle Ant remains the confusion over their name. That confusion occurs because this bi-colored insect […]

    Bluebottle Ant

      Bluebottle Ant Facts and Information   Without doubt, the most noteworthy fact about the Bluebottle Ant remains the confusion over their name. That confusion occurs because this bi-colored insect […]

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  • Tasselled Wobbegong Facts   The amusingly named Tasselled Wobbegong is an incredibly interesting species of shark. It is also the ONLY member of its genus known to man. The most […]

    Tasselled Wobbegong

    Tasselled Wobbegong Facts   The amusingly named Tasselled Wobbegong is an incredibly interesting species of shark. It is also the ONLY member of its genus known to man. The most […]

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  • Striped Pyjama Squid Principle Facts   The Striped Pyjama Squid is proof that names can be misleading. It is most noteworthy that this unusual ocean creature is NOT actually a […]

    Striped Pyjama Squid

    Striped Pyjama Squid Principle Facts   The Striped Pyjama Squid is proof that names can be misleading. It is most noteworthy that this unusual ocean creature is NOT actually a […]

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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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  •   Given its color and shape, the Olive Sea Snake may remind you of an olive branch, but it’s not one you want to extend out to anyone! They are […]

    Olive Sea Snake

      Given its color and shape, the Olive Sea Snake may remind you of an olive branch, but it’s not one you want to extend out to anyone! They are […]

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  •   Just look at the delicate, lacy wings of the Cabbage White Butterfly! These little beauties have quite often been referred to as “flying balls of cotton”. This Butterfly is […]

    Cabbage White Butterfly

      Just look at the delicate, lacy wings of the Cabbage White Butterfly! These little beauties have quite often been referred to as “flying balls of cotton”. This Butterfly is […]

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  •   The Phyllodesmium acanthorhinum is a newly discovered species of sea slug. The species is so new to science that it does not yet even possess a common name. In fact, this […]

    Phyllodesmium Acanthorhinum

      The Phyllodesmium acanthorhinum is a newly discovered species of sea slug. The species is so new to science that it does not yet even possess a common name. In fact, this […]

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  •   Dendrogramma is the name of a unique genus created in 2014. Two extremely unusual species were discovered together and spurred the creation of the new genus. The two unique species […]

    Dendrogramma

      Dendrogramma is the name of a unique genus created in 2014. Two extremely unusual species were discovered together and spurred the creation of the new genus. The two unique species […]

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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 Rhinoceros Cockroach is the heaviest  species of cockroach known to man. This insect is also sometimes known as the giant burrowing cockroach. The name is appropriate, given their tendency […]

    Rhinoceros Cockroach

      The Rhinoceros Cockroach is the heaviest  species of cockroach known to man. This insect is also sometimes known as the giant burrowing cockroach. The name is appropriate, given their tendency […]

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  •   Australian Ghost Shark is one of the common names of the Callorhinchus milii. Other popular names for this ocean creature include elephant shark and elephant fish. Despite the name, the […]

    Australian Ghost Shark

      Australian Ghost Shark is one of the common names of the Callorhinchus milii. Other popular names for this ocean creature include elephant shark and elephant fish. Despite the name, the […]

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  •   The Tawny Frogmouth is an avian species endemic to the country of Australia. Superficially, this animal resembles an owl. However, there are distinct differences between the Tawny Frogmouth and […]

    Tawny Frogmouth

      The Tawny Frogmouth is an avian species endemic to the country of Australia. Superficially, this animal resembles an owl. However, there are distinct differences between the Tawny Frogmouth and […]

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  •   The Coffinfish is a unique appearing sea toad and belongs to the family Chaunacidae. They are a primarily benthic species of ocean fish and are native to the southwestern Pacific ocean. The […]

    Coffinfish

      The Coffinfish is a unique appearing sea toad and belongs to the family Chaunacidae. They are a primarily benthic species of ocean fish and are native to the southwestern Pacific ocean. The […]

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  •   The Lichen Katydid or Lychen Katydid is a recently discovered new genus of katydid and just like all katydids, it is a master of camouflage. However, the Lichen Katydid excels […]

    Lichen Katydid

      The Lichen Katydid or Lychen Katydid is a recently discovered new genus of katydid and just like all katydids, it is a master of camouflage. However, the Lichen Katydid excels […]

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  •   The Kangaroo Paw is a hardy flower that is endemic only to a small area of Southwest Australia. They are most noted for their uniquely shaped flowers. These unique flowers […]

    Kangaroo Paw

      The Kangaroo Paw is a hardy flower that is endemic only to a small area of Southwest Australia. They are most noted for their uniquely shaped flowers. These unique flowers […]

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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 Dingo is a species of wild canine principally endemic to Australia and Southeast Asia. Its exact origins and classification still escapes scientists. Currently it falls under subspecies of the […]

    Dingo

      The Dingo is a species of wild canine principally endemic to Australia and Southeast Asia. Its exact origins and classification still escapes scientists. Currently it falls under subspecies of the […]

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  •   The Pfeffers Flamboyant Cuttlefish is a brilliantly colorful species of cuttlefish which is native to a particular region of the Indo-Pacific Ocean. That zone of habitation includes the waters of […]

    Pfeffers Flamboyant Cuttlefish

      The Pfeffers Flamboyant Cuttlefish is a brilliantly colorful species of cuttlefish which is native to a particular region of the Indo-Pacific Ocean. That zone of habitation includes the waters of […]

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  •   The Pellucid Hawk Moth, Cephonodes hylas, or Coffee clearwing, is a moderately large species of moth. It is also a beautiful cross between a cicada, a moth, and a glasswinged butterfly. […]

    Pellucid Hawk Moth

      The Pellucid Hawk Moth, Cephonodes hylas, or Coffee clearwing, is a moderately large species of moth. It is also a beautiful cross between a cicada, a moth, and a glasswinged butterfly. […]

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