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  • Salvelinus namaycush

    Lake trout

    The lake trout has a long body, a forked tail and a squat head. It has a large mouth, with teeth on the jaws, roof of the mouth and tongue.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Salmoniformes
    Family
    Salmonidae
  • Coregonus clupeaformis

    Lake whitefish

    The lake whitefish has an elongated body and a small head. Its back is greenish brown and its flanks silvery. It has large scales and a forked tail.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Salmoniformes
    Family
    Salmonidae
  • Eublepharis macularius

    Leopard gecko

    These geckos get their names from the dark markings on their beige skin. Their bellies are white. They have short claws on their toes. Their eyes are lidded, with vertical pupils.

    Class
    Reptilia
    Order
    Squamata
    Family
    Eublepharidae
  • Clangula hyemalis

    Long-tailed duck

    From late spring to the beginning of summer, the male has a brown head, neck and back with grey cheeks.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Anseriformes
    Family
    Anatidae (geese and ducks)
  • Catostomus catostomus

    Longnose sucker

    The longnose sucker has a long, cylindrical body and a ventral mouth with thick lips. Its back and upper sides are generally dark, while the lower sides and belly are pale.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Cypriniformes
    Family
    Catostomidae
  • Eudyptes chrysolophus

    Macaroni penguin

    This medium-sized penguin is slightly larger than the rockhopper penguin, and has a black back and white belly.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Sphenisciformes
    Family
    Spheniscidae (penguins)
  • Amphilophus citrinellus

    Midas cichlid

    The midas cichlid is a fish with large lips and spiny fins. It is one of the largest cichlids. The species comes in a variety of colours. The male has a bump on its head.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Cichlidae
  • Aurelia aurita

    Moon jellyfish

    The adult moon jellyfish looks like a gelatinous saucer surrounded by very short tentacles (about 1,200).  Four horseshoe-shaped gonads (or, more rarely, three to seven) are visible through its tr

    Class
    Scyphozoa
    Order
    Semaeostomeae
    Family
    Ulmaridae
  • Necturus maculosus

    Mudpuppy

    The mudpuppy is the only amphibian species in Québec to retain its gills as an adult. The back and sides are dark grey or brown, with black spots. The stomach is pale grey.

    Class
    Amphibia (Batracia)
    Order
    Urodela
    Family
    Proteidae
  • Erethizon dorsatum

    North American porcupine

    The American porcupine is quite a stocky animal. It’s the world’s third biggest rodent after the capybara and the beaver. Despite its quills, the porcupine’s coat is soft.

    Class
    Mammalia
    Order
    Rodents
    Family
    Erethizontidae