It’s easy to get confused with all the complex terms used to explain the phylogeny of organisms so below a diagram is provided so that one can more easily view all the other types of mantis shrimp that exist. The mantis shrimp are mainly differentiated by the appendage they use to strike at their enemy. Below the diagram, there is an image that will allow one to see the appendages and their similarities or
But, they all have something in common, in that they are all very interesting. Baby Sharks, Physical Appearance, and “Family Life” First of all, sharks are surprisingly not that cute as babies. Baby sharks are called pups. Pups are twice the size of your average goldfish, and have one sort-of-sharp set of teeth. Pups can be born in three ways.
Rough Draft Gavin Gomez Marine Bio Freytag 4/10/17 When we think of parasites our first thoughts might be about the many sci-fi concepts we see in movies, such as aliens taking over human bodies to take over the world. But in reality there are many parasites out in the world today. One of the most interesting ones that might not be so well known is the Tongue Eating Louse (Cymothoa exigua). The Tongue Eating Louse is an aquatic isopod. They will find it’s way into a fish’s mouth through the gills, suck the blood of the tongue until it wastes away, then attach themselves to the leftover tongue muscles and act as the fish’s new tongue.
These features made Beelzebufo capable of killing lizards and other small animals, perhaps even hatchling dinosaurs.By comparison, the largest living frog today is the goliath frog of West Africa, which can be 12.5 inches (31.7 centimeters) long and weigh about 7.2 pounds (3.2 kilograms). The largest frog alive on Madagascar today is just over four inches (10.1
nocturnal worms b. Darwin 's 5 points: Identify the 5 points in the scenario above. Population has variations. There are 2 types of worms in the area (diurnal and nocturnal) Some variations are favorable. Birds do not eat nocturnal worms (nocturnal worms advantage) More offspring are produced
The Mediterranean Loggerhead Sea Turtles tend to nest in the eastern side of the the sea on the coasts of Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Turkey, and parts of northeast Libya and Egypt (Zbinden, Aebischer, Margaritoulis, Arlettaz, 2007). The female adult Loggerheads lay eggs on the beach (terrestrial ecosystem), preferably with coarse sand and a steep incline. The beaches tend to be wide with low dunes in the rear and flat sandy shorelines. However, this is a generalization. Detailed characteristics of the beaches can vary greatly between regions.
The Atlantic Horseshoe Crab is an amazing a unique animal. Despite it 's name it not really a crab. It is actualy more colsly related to spiders, ticks and scorpians. It is in the Animalia kingdom and is in the Arthropoda phylum. It 's most common name is the Horseshoe Crab but it 's scientific name is Limulus polyphemus.
Did you know that the Mantis shrimp can crack glass with a single hit of its claws? Well, it can, and it also can brake thumbs. Many people have a bad opinion of the Mantis shrimp because it brakes many children’s, and adult’s fingers when they pick it up. People should understand though, that the mantis Shrimp is just protecting itself. Thinking we’re a threat, this little guy strikes an unfortunate person’s fingers at 5/1000ths of a second.
The Zombie Worm use their “root-like structures” to latch onto whale bones; the only known source of sustenance (Ennis). The structures extract the dietary needs from the bone after an acid is released and the bone is dissolved (Ennis). The oils and fats are then digested by internal bacteria (Ennis). Though little to none is known about the Yeti Crab their food source is conjectured by scientists. They have come to the hypothesis that the crabs hairs “grow mineral bacteria” (Bliss).
The females lay their eggs in hollow logs or crevices in rocks, where they are more likely protected from the heat and drying temperatures, but, if the prey is low in abundance and the climate varies, the female Brown Tree Snake can store sperm for up to seven years, or until conditions are favorable again for her young. The Brown Tree Snake is a part of the cat-eyed family, known as Boiga. The body coloring of the Brown Tree Snake varies depending on the area it is located, varying from light brown, yellowish/green or beige with red saddle-shaped blotches. This snake is also nocturnal, using chemical and thermal cues to hunt and find its prey in the rainforest
Both a crab and a lobster have different and similar traits. One similar trait is that both animals are invertebrates. It is amazing how a crab sizes is up to 16 inches. While a lobster’s sizes is up to 3.5 feet long. Lobsters are a ten-legged crustacean, and have poor eyesight.
The Marine Biome Written by Molly Joyce A horse--like seahorse is eating shrimp with its long snout when the scuttling sound of a 10--legged red crab arises from the sandy ocean floor, its hard shell upsetting the sandy ocean floor. The crab grabs at the seahorse with its claws snapping ferociously. Crabs are one of the few animals that eat seahorses, along with some species of fish and rays. The seahorse, terrified, uses the current to float to a nearby patch of eelgrass. Once there, it vanishes, perfectly camouflaged with the eelgrass.
In WORMS, we also find a little bit of ourselves, particularly the worm, Amphioxus. Although Amphioxus is an invertebrate, it surprisingly has a nerve cord that runs along its back, and in addition to the cord, the worm also has a rod that runs parallel to it called the notochord. Crazily, human embryos also have a notochord. “Your Inner Fish” is like an animalistic Ancestory.com, and the further we dive into its contents, the crazier the connections get. As Neil says, “the essences of our heads goes back to worms, organisms that do not even have a head” (Shubin 96).
Incredible Facts About Prehistoric Sea Turtles and Mexico Sea turtles were alive at the beginning of the Mesozoic Era 225 million years ago and survived the rise and extinction of the dinosaurs. Six of the seven surviving species are threatened by humanity. Threats to the reptiles include high attrition rates for hatchlings, loss of nesting sites, poaching, coastal development, pollution and accidental entanglement in fishing nets. These magnificent but fragile reptiles need air to breathe and places to nest on land, but they 're well-adapted to survive in oceans. The leatherback sea turtle often grows to more than 1,000 pounds, and some turtles live as long as 100 years or more.
Orcas have the 2nd largest brain of all marine mammals, just three pounds less than the Sperm Whale’s 18-pound brain. For starters, orcas in each pod have their own “language,” composed of clicks, squeaks, and whistles. In addition to each orca pod having its own “language,” the orcas can decipher other pods’ languages. Orcas also have incredibly precise echolocation, a form of sonar or radar in animals. Killer whales use echolocation for a couple of things.