Tag Archives: species

Phenomenons by Japanese marine photographer Ryo Minemizu: diverse plankton species against the darkened deep water backdrops at the Osezaki sea near Mount Fuji, the Philippines and Maldives..

From top: the tiny larval fish of Dendrochirus; a minute larval Gymnapogon; the very wee larval fish of Soleichthys; an acutely diminuitive larval Tripod fish; the itty-bitty Paralepididae; a hardly worth bothering about Megalopa larva of Eplumula phalangium; the normally impossible to make out larva of Lysmataa; a sub-Lilliputian Nausithoe jellyfish and the really very far from large larval stage of the Barred soapfish.



After a three year hiatus, the mighty ZeFrank returns with another True Facts animal video: in this instance, the wily Frogfish and how it do.

Previously: Things You Didn’t Know About Marsupials



Apparently there’s not one but four species of giraffe.



Recent analysis of giraffe DNA shows the distinction between these four different species (which don’t mate with one another) to be as pronounced as the difference between brown bears and polar bears.

Who knew?

No one, that’s who.


jurgenotto1 jurgenotto2
Two recently discovered species of Peacock spider, discovered in southeast Queensland, Australia by UC Berkeley graduate student Madeline Girard who promptly nicknamed them ‘Sparklemuffin’ and ‘Skeletorus’.

The arachnids measure just 0.75cm across and, like other Peacock spiders, are named on account of their colourful displays and elaborate mating dance.

MORE: Meet 2 New Spider Species: ‘Skeletorus’ and ‘Sparklemuffin’ (Live Science)



zefrank’s zoological odyssey continues.

Like a lactose intolerant cheesemaker, the cuttlefish is unaware of its own gifts.

They also give good face. You’ll see.