Adults of seadragons usually are reddish in color with yellow spots and purple markings. They have leaf-like appendages which occur along their body that provide camouflage as well as a number of short spines for protection. Males have narrower bodies and are darker than females whose bodies are deeper and compressed. Seadragons have a long dorsal fin along the back and small pectoral fins on either side of the neck, which provide balance. Weedy seadragons reach up to approximately 45cm in length with an average length of about 30 cm.
Brown shrimp (Farfantepenaeus aztecus) Introduction: Is a species of marine penaeid shrimps which has an important commercial species in the USA. The species has several common names such as northern brown shrimp; golden shrimp, red shrimp or red tail shrimp. Distribution and habitats: The brown shrimp are found along the USA Atlantic coast from Massachusetts to Texas, and along the Atlantic coast of Mexico from Tamaulipas to Campeche and now been confirmed to occur in the Mediterranean, probably introduced in ship's ballast water. The species may occur at a wide range of water depths from as shallow as 4 meters to as deep as 160 meters. However, their highest densities occur at depths between 27 – 54 m and rarely observed at depths exceeding
Horseshoe crabs are marine living fossils, probably traced back to 485 million years ago. There are two horseshoe crab species found in Hong Kong. Horseshoe crabs are an ancient marine chelicerates, identified as the Class Merostomata, Order Xiphosura. The animals are identified by the possession of appendages around their ventral mouth and their swimming legs at their distal end. They have closer lineages with trilobites and arachnids such as spiders and scorpions instead of the "real" crabs which are crustaceans.
The common name of my organism that currently lives on Earth is meerkat. The appearance of a meerkat is similar to that of a mongoose except they are more slender. Meerkats are about 25 - 35 cm in length with a tail that extends between 17 - 25 cm. They often weigh between 720 - 730 grams. Their tails are long and they redden or blacken to a pointed tip, but they do not have a bushy end.
Alina Swanson Period 2 Mrs. Broad September 30, 2016 Isopod Lab Introduction: This lab is used to see if and how many of the Isopods like the light or the dark. Isopods also known as pill-bugs, roll into a ball when felt threatened. Isopods are very similar in body types as lobster, crabs, and shrimp. They all have compound eyes and antennae, but still sometimes do not always look alike. Isopods can be as long as 500 millimeters and can live as long as 4 years.
In our experiment, we examined the behavior of isopods by conducting the experiment based on our hypothesis: “If ten isopods are put into the test chamber, 5 in sand and 5 in soil, which environment will the pillbug prefer.” We hypothesized that the isopods would favor the soil more than the sand because pillbugs are typically found in soil and not in sand. Pillbugs are favored in soil because the natural role of a pillbug is to eat dead and decaying things but, in sand there are no nutrients available for pillbugs. Pill bugs are mostly found in moist environments, due to having gills, gills only function when they are wet so pill bugs will inhabit places in which air holds a lot of water
About 85% of all animals on the planet are part of the scientific group called Arthropods. Some Arthropods are shrimp, crayfish, krill, barnacles, scorpions, spiders, insects, centipedes, mites, ticks, lobsters and crabs. You can tell that an animal is an arthropod because all arthropods have more than one body segment , a body segment is a body part like the abdomen like a whale for example a whale has one solid body that is not split into separate parts. This means that they have a body made up of more than one section, flies have three separate body sections . Another way you can separate animals and arthropods is that they can have many legs the average spider has six legs and a millipede has lots of legs up to thousands!
The Most Extraordinary Organism- Giraffa Camelopardalis rothschildi Red List, Red List read all about it! Tallest endangered species in the world are the Rothschild Giraffes and there are only about 670 of this species left. (Giraffe on endangered list ) These beautiful graceful organisms are classified under Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Cetartioactyla, Giraffidae, Giraffa, Camelopardalis Rothschildi. The Rothschild Giraffe has found protection from man-made environment changes such as, the clearing of land for farming or the paid prize to hunt them down for sport, they now dwell protected in Kenya or Uganda, Africa. (Brennemann) The Rothschild Giraffe weighs about 2,500 lbs and can grow to be 20 feet tall, their height and great eye sight can be very beneficial in trying to observe any predators coming or when trying to eat from trees.
Coral reefs are involute and various environment. They are maybe a standout amongst the most captivating and brilliant biological communities to be found in the marine environment. They are extremely remarkable from numerous points of view. coral reefs play numerous weight shafts in the marine world. They must have particular conditions to be made, and to survive.
Meaning of name: The Horseshoe crab gets its name because their arc shaped exoskeleton has been compared to what a horse shoe looks like. Description on animal: Even with crab in the name, they aren’t related to crabs and lobsters so much. They are actually related to scorpions and spiders. The female Horseshoe Crab is about 18-19 inches from tail to head, and the males are about 14-15 inches. Group of species: Merostomata Where Found: In North America along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts from Maine to Mexico.
Horseshoe crabs, marine arthropods known for their horseshoe like shells have been roaming the Earth long before the dinosaurs. These living fossils only inhabit the Eastern Shore and can be found on Delaware beaches such as the Delaware Bay, but these living relics may be in for extinction. Due to this exact reason Delaware has begun studying and protecting these species. Horseshoe crabs are vital to the Delaware Bay ecosystem,
Lionfish were most likely introduced through the pet trade like the python. Although there is another theory that they were introduced by floating lionfish nest, it is rather unlikely considering that the nearest native range for them is the South pacific and the Indian Ocean around Australia and India. Lionfish were first reported off of Florida 's Atlantic Coast near Dania Beach in 1985. The lionfish 's habitat ranges greatly from 1 foot of water to 300 feet. It usually thrives in reefs but it is also easily found in hard bottom areas, mangroves, seagrass flats, and shipwrecks.
In some southern states there are other common names for these quail such as burn birds or running birds. The name burn birds stems from bobwhite quail utilizing habitat provided after an area has been burned (7), and they are referred to as running birds since this is their main mode of locomotion. Bobwhite have the largest range among Colinus, and is found throughout Mexico and most of the Midwest and Eastern United States (1, 15). With this wide range around 24 different subspecies of bobwhite quail have been suggested, but only 19 are generally acknowledged. These subspecies are based upon different color morphologies (15).