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  • Pygocentrus nattereri

    Red-bellied piranha, red piranha

    This piranha has a round, stocky, flat body, with a very high rounded back. Its head is large, with a blunt forehead. It is bluish with silver flashes and orange underparts.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Characiformes
    Family
    Serrasalmidae
  • Chelonoidis carbonaria

    Red-footed tortoise

    The red-footed tortoise has a black carapace with yellow or orangish spots. Its plastron is yellowish brown. The scales on its head are yellow, red or orange. Its jaws are dark-coloured.

    Class
    Reptilia
    Order
    Chelonia
    Family
    Testudinidae
  • Podiceps grisegena

    Red-necked grebe

    This species’ grey “cheeks” contrast with the black at the top of its head.  Spiky black feathers form two crests at the top of the head, one on each side.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Podicipediformes
    Family
    Podicipedidae
  • Phractocephalus hemiliopterus

    Redtail catfish, pirarara

    Known as the pirarara in Brazil, the redtail catfish has a large head and wide mouth that bears three pairs of long barbels (two pairs below the mouth and one above).

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Siluriformes
    Family
    Pimelodidae
  • Oxydoras niger

    Ripsaw catfish

    The ripsaw catfish is a large fish, in fact, it is the largest member of the Doradidae family.  It has a robust body, especially the anterior part, and is dark grey, almost black in colour.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Siluriformes
    Family
    Doradidés
  • Platalea ajaja (syn.: Ajaja ajaja)

    Roseate spoonbill

    The roseate spoonbill is a large pale pink bird with long red legs. It has a long, flat bill that is spatulate at the tip. It has a bare greenish head, reddish wing patches and a white neck.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Pelecaniformes
    Family
    Threskiornithidae
  • Panaque nigrolineatus

    Royal panaque

    The royal panaque has light yellow horizontal bands on its body that may be in a range of shapes, long or short, wide or narrow, broken, etc.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Siluriformes
    Family
    Loricariidae
  • Arenaria interpres

    Ruddy turnstone

    Both sexes of this bird are identical.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Charadriiformes
    Family
    Scolopacidae
  • Zonotrichia capensis (male)

    Rufous-collared sparrow

     

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Emberizidae
  • Hormathia nodosa

    Rugose anemone

    This marine animal is generally a pale beige colour. Its tubular body is covered with hemispherical tubercules (bumps). Tentacles surround its mouth, which is located on the top of its body.

    Class
    Anthozoa
    Order
    Actiniaria
    Family
    Hormathiidae