Languages

Global menu

Find an animal

  • 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
  • Cardinalis cardinalis

    Northern cardinal

    The northern cardinal is the same size as a starling. The two sexes are quite different.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Emberizidae
  • Lithobates pipiens

    Northern leopard frog

    The northern leopard frog is usually green, but may also be brown, with a milky white or greenish belly.

    Class
    Amphibia (Batracia)
    Order
    Anura
    Family
    Ranidae
  • Esox lucius

    Northern pike

    The northern pike has a long, greenish body marked with pale spots, and scales with golden tips. Its fins have black spots. Its lower jaw juts out past its snout.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Salmoniformes
    Family
    Esocidae
  • Eudyptes moseleyi

    Northern Rockhopper penguin

    This medium-sized penguin has a black back, white belly and short bill. It has a yellow line above the eye and a crown of long yellow and black feathers behind the eye.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Sphenisciformes
    Family
    Spheniscidae (penguins)
  • Pandalus borealis

    Northern shrimp

    The northern shrimp moves around quite gracefully using only 6 of its 10 walking legs (pereiopods).

    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Order
    Decapoda
    Family
    Pandalidae
  • Tangara velia (male)

    Opal-rumped tanager

     

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Thraupidae