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  • Phyllobates terribilis

    Golden poison frog

    Golden poison frogs are the largest dendrobatids and unlike most other species of that family, their colouration is uniform — no spots, stripes or contrasting bands.

    Class
    Amphibia (Batracia)
    Order
    Anura
    Family
    Dendrobatidae
  • Hyas araneus

    Great spider crab, Atlantic lyre crab

    The great spider crab has long legs and a violin-shaped body.

    Class
    Crustacea
    Order
    Decapoda
    Family
    Oregoniidae
  • Lithobates clamitans

    Green frog

    This large frog is green, sometimes with brown on the back, and dark dorsal spots of varying shapes and patterns. There are marked folds on both sides of the back.

    Class
    Amphibia (Batracia)
    Order
    Anura
    Family
    Ranidae
  • Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis

    Green sea urchin

    Green sea urchins are round and covered with short spines less than 1 cm long. Between the spines are tube feet, for locomotion.

    Class
    Echinoidea
    Order
    Echinoida
    Family
    Strongylocentrotidae
  • Dendrobates auratus

    Green-and-black poison dart frog

    There are more than 15 varieties of coloured frogs in this species. At the Biodôme, we have the green and black variety.

    Class
    Amphibia (Batracia)
    Order
    Anura
    Family
    Dendrobatidae
  • Dumetella carolinensis

    Grey catbird

    The gray catbird is a slender-bodied, slate-grey coloured passerine, with a black cap. It frequently flicks its tail, which is chestnut underneath.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Mimidae
  • Histrionicus histrionicus

    Harlequin duck

    The adult male is metallic leaden blue with chestnut flanks. It can be identified by the white patch between the bill and eyes and the narrow white collar around the neck.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Anseriformes
    Family
    Anatidae (geese and ducks)
  • Pagurus sp.

    Hermit crab

    The hermit crab is similar in shape to a lobster. The long, soft abdomen is not protected by an exoskeleton, as is the upper part of the animal's body.

    Class
    Crustacea
    Order
    Decapoda
    Family
    Paguridae
  • Artibeus jamaicensis

    Jamaican fruit-eating bat

    The Jamaican fruit-eating bat has a stocky body and a wide, leaf-shaped muzzle with a structure called a nose leaf.

    Class
    Mammalia
    Order
    Chiroptera
    Family
    Phyllostomatidae
  • Aptenodytes patagonica

    King penguin

    This large penguin is second in size only to the emperor penguin. It has a white belly, an orangey throat and silver back. Its head is black, and it has a tear-shaped orange spot behind the eye.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Sphenisciformes
    Family
    Spheniscidae (penguins)