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  • Semolitus atromaculatus

    Creek chub

    The creek chub is a short, rounded fish. Its dorsal fin has a very clear black spot on the first three rays.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Cypriniformes
    Family
    Cyprinidae
  • Tautogolabrus adspersus

    Cunner

    The cunner has an elongated body, a small mouth and fleshy lips. There are 18 spines on its dorsal fin and 3 on its anal fin. These fish vary in colour.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Labridae
  • Ophiopholis aculeata

    Daisy brittle star

    The daisy brittle star has a central body disk measuring about 2 cm in diameter, with 5 arms that are 9 cm long.

    Class
    Ophiuroidea
    Order
    Ophiurida
    Family
    Ophiactidae
  • Junco hyemalis

    Dark-eyed junco

    The male junco is slate grey with a white bill and breast. The female is paler, but with similar colouring. These birds are easy to recognize, with their white outermost tail feathers.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Emberizidae
  • Notophthalmus viridescens

    Eastern newt

    In Quebec, Eastern newts are the only species in the Salamandridae family (salamanders and newts) to spend their entire adult lives in water.

    Class
    Amphibia (Batracia)
    Order
    Urodela
    Family
    Salamandridae
  • Emerald tree boa

    Emerald tree boa

    The adult emerald tree boa is very bright green with white markings above, and yellow or cream below. The young are reddish-brown until 8 months of age. This snake has large canine teeth.

    Class
    Reptilia
    Order
    Squamata
    Family
    Boidae
  • Metridium senile

    Frilled Anemone

    The tubular body of this sea anemone is topped with a ring of hundreds of tiny feathery tentacles, with a mouth in the centre. This is the most common and largest anemone in the Gulf of St.

    Class
    Anthozoa
    Order
    Actiniaria
    Family
    Metridiidae
  • Pygoscelis papua

    Gentoo penguin

    This medium-sized penguin has a black back and white belly. Its black head has a white spot over the eye. The male and female are identical.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Sphenisciformes
    Family
    Spheniscidae (penguins)
  • Rhinella marina

    Giant marine toad

    The giant marine toad is brown. It has small wart-like bumps on its back and the backs of its legs. There is a poison gland behind each eye. It is three-quarters as wide as it is long.

    Class
    Amphibia (Batracia)
    Order
    Anura
    Family
    Bufonidae
  • Callimico goeldii

    Goeldi's callimico or Goeldi's marmoset

    A Goeldi's monkey has a short, soft coat varying from black to blackish brown. Its fur is 1 to 2 cm long. It has a mane on its neck and shoulders and thick whiskers extending to its lower jaw.

    Class
    Mammalia
    Order
    Primates
    Family
    Callithricidae