The Devil’s Hand Coral (Lobophytum sp.) is a marine (saltwater) soft coral in the Alcyoniidae family of soft corals. It is also known as Devil’s Hand Leather Coral. It is not a plant.
The Devil’s Hand Coral is beige-brown. It looks like an open hand with its fingers pointing upwards. It is stiff, hard, and inflexible. It is made up of tiny polyps projecting from its leathery surface.
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The Gwynne’s Mining Bee (Andrena bicolor) is an insect in the Andrenidae family of mining bees.
The Gwynne’s Mining Bee has a dark head, reddish-brown hairs on its thorax, and indistinct bands of yellowish hairs on its abdomen. It has translucent wings. It has small black antennae and six black legs.
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The Loach Catfish (Amphilius grandis) is a freshwater fish in the Amphiliidae family of catfish.
The Loach Catfish has an elongated, cylindrical brownish body. It has barbels at the corner of its mouth. It has a broad, flattened head that enables it to dig through the soil for food. Fish have scales, but the Loach Catfish does not have scales. Instead of scales, it has slippery mucous-covered skin with bony plates called scutes.
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The Mekong Minnow (Scaphiodonichthys acanthopterus) is a freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family of carps and minnows. It is a cyprinid ray-finned fish.
The Mekong Minnow is silver with red fins and a darker tail fin. The fins of the male become darker red during the breeding season. Its body is elongated and cylindrical.
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What is a paw?
A paw is the bottom of a mammal’s foot. It is the soft hairless part of the foot.
There are five parts of the paw: (1) claws, (2) front pads (usually 4), (3) metacarpal pad (the large pad behind the front pads), (4) the dew claw, and (5) the carpal pad (like a heel). The dark-colooured pads act like cushions.
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What is a group of thrush called?
A group of thrush is called a mutation of thrush.
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The African Black Beetle (Heteronychus arator) is an insect in the Scarabaeidae family of rhinoceros beetles. It is also known as the African Lawn Beetle.
The African Black Beetle has a shiny, black oval-shaped body with six legs. It has black wing casings called elytra.
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The Kenyan Stingless Honey Bee (Meliponula ferruginea) is an insect in the Apidae family of honey bees.
The Kenyan Stingless Honey Bee is small. It has a brown head, thorax (chest), and abdomen. It has six legs. It does have a stinger on its tail, but it is so small that it is not noticeable, and it does not sting in defence. Its wings are transparent. It has large eyes.
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What is the difference between the Goldfish (Carassius auratus) and the Koi Carp (Cyprinus rubrofuscus)?
The Goldfish has more colours and body, fin, and tail shapes than the Koi Carp.
The Goldfish does not have barbels (fleshy lobes) at the corner of its mouth, whereas the Koi Carp has barbels.
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The Koi Carp (Cyprinus rubrofuscus) is a freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family of carp. Koi Carp are coloured varieties of the Amur Carp. It is a cyprinid fish.
The Koi Carp can be many colours, such as white, black, red, orange, yellow, blue, and cream. It is an oval-shaped fish with medium-to-large fins and tail. It has black eyes. It has short barbels on the corners of its mouth, like whiskers.
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The Varied Carpet Beetle (Anthrenus verbasci) is a very small insect in the Dermestidae family of carpet beetles.
The Varied Carpet Beetle has a rounded body and six legs. Its wing cases (elytra) are covered in fine scales with an irregular pattern of white, brown and yellowish colours in three wavy bands. It has short, clubbed 11-segmented antennae.
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What does the nose of a mammal look like?
A human is a mammal. A human’s nose has two nostrils, or nose holes, which enables air to enter the nose and lungs so that it can breathe. All mammals have noses with two nostrils.
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The Holland Lop Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus domesticus) is a mammal in the Leporidae family of domestic lop-eared rabbits. It is a sub-species of the European Rabbit. It is a leporid mammal, or a lagomorph.
The Holland Lop Rabbit is a hybrid of the French Lop Rabbit and the Netherland Dwarf Rabbit. It is small, light, and fluffly. It has a wide range of colours, but it is mainly white, light orange, grey, brown, or dark chocolate brown. It has a white underbelly.
It is famous for its lopped, almond-shaped ears that hang limply down the side of its face, instead of standing upwards. Its legs are short with claws on its feet. It has a short tail called a scut. It has black or brown eyes. It has incisors (front teeth) as well as cheek teeth.
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The Greater Spiny Crab (Maja brachydactyla) is a marine (saltwater) crustacean in the Majidae family of crabs. It is a majid crab. It is also called a Sea Spider.
The Greater Spider Crab is almost triangular in shape with an olive-khaki-green exo-skeleton (shell) called a carapace. The carapace is covered in spines called tubercles. It has 10 orange legs.
The Greater Spider Crab walks forward – unlike most crabs that walk sideways.
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What are the rictal bristles on a bird’s beak?
The rictal bristles on a bird’s beak are the stiff hair-like feathers at the base of the beak.
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The Globe Skimmer Dragonfly (Pantala flavescens) is an insect in the Libellulidae family of dragonflies. It is also known as the Globe Wanderer or the Wandering Glider.
The Globe Skimmer has a long, cylindrical body, two pairs of translucent wings, and a head with large eyes. The adult male has a reddish-yellow abdomen and the female has a yellow abdomen. It has a yellowish head. Its legs are black.
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The Peimatherimi Crab (Fredius platyacanthus) is a crustacean in the Pseudothelphusidae family of freshwater crabs.
The Peimatherimi Crab has a shield-shaped bluish-yellow exo-skeleton (shell) called a carapace. The carapace is covered in spines called tubercles. It has 10 orange-blue legs.
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The Himalayan Brown Bear (Ursus arctos isabellinus) is a large mammal in the Ursidae family of brown bears. It is also known as the Himalayan Red Bear, the Isabelline Bear or the Dzu-Teh. It is an ursid.
The Himalayan Brown Bear has dense sandy-brown to reddish-brown fur. It has a round head, wide skull, small ears, small eyes, and a mouth with 42 sharp teeth. It also has large, powerful paws with ten long, sharp claws.
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The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) is a rodent mammal in the Sciuridae family of squirrels.
The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog is tan-coloured with markings of dark fur. It has a brown tail with a dark tip. Its belly is lighter coloured. It has small ears. It has long claws used for digging.
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The Pygmy Damselfly (Nehalennia speciosa) is an insect in the Coenagrionidae family of dragonflies and damselflies. It is also called the Sedgling Damselfly.
The Pygmy Damselfly is a small species with a long, thin, cylindrical beige to cream body with a light-blue head and a light-blue bulbous tail. Its wings are long and translucent.
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