The Kotsovato Cichlid (Paretroplus kieneri) is a medium-sized freshwater fish related to the Wrasse and the Damselfish.
The Kotsovato Cichlid has an oval-shaped, thin body with a crescent tail, and thick lips. It is blue-purple with patches of orange scales on the ridge of its back and on its underbelly near its tail.
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The Madagascar Teal (Anas bernieri) is a bird. It is also known as the Bernier’s Teal.
The Madagascar Teal is mainly brown with a reddish beak. Its legs and feet are reddish-orange. Males and females look similar.
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The Ring-Tailed Lemur (Lemur catta) is only found of the southwestern side of the island of Madagascar, off the coast of continental Africa.
The Ring-Tailed Lemur has a long narrow face with a protruded black nose. Its fur is called pelage. The pelage is grey or brown, with a white or cream face and underbelly. Its orange-brown eyes are masked with black triangular patches.
It has leathery hands and feet that help it climb in trees and along the ground. It spends a third of the time on the ground. Its fingers are slender, padded, and semi-dexterous with flat, human-like toenails. The thumb is not opposable (like the opposable thumbs of humans) because the ball of the joint is fixed in place.
It is a primate mammal with a long, black and white ringed tail of 12-13 white rings and 13-14 black rings. The tail always ends with a black tip. The Ring-Tailed Lemur’s tail is longer than its body. It is 39-46 centimetres (15-18 inches) long and its tail is 56-63 centimetres (22-25 inches) long.
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