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  • Eurypyga helias

    Sunbittern

    Sunbitterns have long feet, a straight beak and a long, thin neck. The sides of their black heads are marked with two white lines.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Eurypygiformes
    Family
    Eurypygidae
  • Melanitta perspicillata

    Surf scoter

    The surf scoter is about the same size as the black scoter, but its larger head and bill make it resemble a common eider.  

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Anseriformes
    Family
    Anatidae (geese and ducks)
  • Stomphia coccinea

    Swimming anemone, Spotted anemone

    This anemone has a soft, tubular body with smooth, marbled skin. Its colouring varies widely. Tentacles surround its mouth, which is located on the top of its body.

    Class
    Anthozoa
    Order
    Actiniaria
    Family
    Actinostolidae
  • Colossoma macropomum

    Tambaqui, Blackfin pacu

    The tambaqui is a large fish with a light-coloured belly and round adipose fin. Its teeth are large, round, strong molars.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Characiformes
    Family
    Serrasalmidae
  • Thorny skate (Amblyraja radiata)

    Thorny skate

    The tail of the thorny skate has two small dorsal fins. The ventral side is white and the dorsal side brown with dark spots.

    Class
    Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish)
    Order
    Rajiformes
    Family
    Rajidae
  • Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum

    Tiger catfish

    The head of the tiger catfish ends in a broad, flat, shovel-shaped snout. Six barbels are located around the mouth, four on the lower jaw and two on the upper.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Siluriformes
    Family
    Pimelodidae
  • Chorisoneura sp.

    Tropical cockroache

    This cockroach has a pale brown, flat, oval body. The head has long antennae and is concealed under a part of the thorax called the pronotum.

    Class
    Insecta
    Order
    Dictyoptera
    Family
    Blattellidae
  •  Cathartes aura adult

    Turkey vulture

    Although there are no true vultures in the Americas, the turkey vulture and other members of the cathartidae family play the same ecological role, that of carrion eater.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Cathartiforme
    Family
    Cathartidae
  • Tangara mexicana

    Turquoise tanager

    This tanager has a black head and back. It has a blue rump and bluish ivory shoulder patches. Its face and chest are purplish blue spotted with black. Its underparts are yellow.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Thraupidae
  • Uaru in an aquarium

    Uaru

    The uaru has an elongated oval-shaped body colored brownish-grey or olive-brown. On its flanks it has a black to olive-colored splash shaped like a drop of water.

    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Cichlidae