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  • Aphidoletes aphidimyza

    Aphidoletes

    The adult aphidoletes is a delicate diptera that resembles a tiny mosquito. The larva is an orange grub.

    Class
    Insecta
    Order
    Diptera
    Family
    Cecidomyiidae
  • Osteoglossum bicirrhosum

    Arawana

    The arawana is generally greenish, with large iridescent scales. It has two barbels, which are usually blue.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Osteoglossiformes
    Family
    Osteoglossidae
  • Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua).

    Atlantic cod

    The Atlantic cod has three dorsal fins. It has a curved, white lateral line (distinguishing it from pollock, with its straight lateral line). It has a single chin barbel.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Gadiformes
    Family
    Gadidae
  • Hippoglossus hippoglossus

    Atlantic halibut

    Atlantic halibut is a laterally compressed flatfish. Its body is dark or greenish brown on top and cream-coloured underneath.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Pleuronectiformes
    Family
    Pleuronectidae
  • Scomber scombrus

    Atlantic mackerel

    The Atlantic mackerel has a thin, tapered body. There are 23 to 33 dark, wavy lines across the upper part of its steel blue back. Its belly is silvery white.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Scombridae
  • Fratercula arctica

    Atlantic puffin

    The Atlantic puffin has a black back, white chest, white on the sides of its head and orangish feet. Because of its large colourful bill, it is sometimes called a sea parrot.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Charadriiformes
    Family
    Alcidae
  • Salmo salar

    Atlantic salmon

    Atlantic salmon have two dorsal fins; the second is smaller and thicker. When at sea, they are silvery with faint black spots.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Salmoniformes
    Family
    Salmonidae
  • Hemitripterus americanus

    Atlantic sea raven

    This elongated fish is stockier toward the front of its body. Its large head bears numerous bumps and bony ridges, as well as fleshy tabs extending under its lower jaw.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Scorpaeniformes
    Family
    Hemitripteridae
  • Menidia menidia

    Atlantic silverside

    The Atlantic silverside is a small, elongated fish.  It has silvery sides and a translucent green back.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Atheriniforma
    Family
    cathartiformes
  • Acipenser oxyrinchus

    Atlantic sturgeon

    The Atlantic sturgeon has a long, pointed, upturned snout, with four barbels in front of the mouth, on the underside. It has five rows of bony plates on the back and sides.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Acipenseriformes
    Family
    Acipenseridae