Zoology

Octopus

The octopus is an invertebrate animal from the phylum Mollusca (soft-bodied animals, which may or may not be protected by a shell), and within this from the class Cephalopoda. It occurs in marine environment, and has a wide distribution – it can be found in tropical and temperate regions and at different depths. The common […]

Primates

The order of Primates is a group of Mammals which includes animals such as lemurs, gibbons, gorillas, chimpanzees, and among others, man. In this group of animals we can find species like the pygmy mouse-Lemur, which on average weighs about 50g, and gorillas, which can weigh about 175kg. They have relatively large brains, a sharp […]

Seahorse

Although, at first, it may not seem that way, the seahorse is a fish. Its body has a peculiar shape and its head has resembles the head of a horse. Another curious feature is the way they swim, with the body almost upright, driven by quick movements of the dorsal fin. Its body is covered […]

Starfish

The starfish or sea stars are animals from the phylum Echinodermata (phylum to which also belong animals like the sea urchin and the sea cucumber) and, within this, from the class Asteroidea. They are invertebrate animals that live exclusively in the marine environment and have radial symmetry. They can be found all over the world, […]

Turtle

Turtles are reptiles with a protective shell and a beak-shaped, curved and hard mouth. Besides providing protection against predators, aggressions or adverse weather conditions, the shell also provides the animal with camouflage – because of its colours, shape and texture, it usually resembles elements from the surrounding environment (such as leaves or rocks). Some species […]

 

 

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