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  • 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. The porcupine’s coat is soft.

    Class
    Mammalia
    Order
    Rodents
    Family
    Erethizontidae
  • Lontra canadensis

    North american river otter

    A river otter has thick, glossy dark brown fur, lighter on the belly. Its toes are webbed. It has a long, tapered tail that is broader at the base.

    Class
    Mammalia
    Order
    Carnivora
    Family
    Mustelidae
  • 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
    Cardinalidae
  • Procyon lotor

    Northern raccoon

    The stocky body of the northern racoon varies in colour from one region to another, ranging from grey to reddish-brown. It has short legs.

    Class
    Mammalia
    Order
    Carnivora
    Family
    Procyonidae
  • Urticina felina

    Northern red anemone, Dahlia anemone

    The northern red anemone resembles a flowering plant; nevertheless, it is part of the animal kingdom. A dead giveaway is the fact that it possesses a “stomach”.

    Class
    Anthozoa
    Order
    Actiniaria
    Family
    Actiniidae
  • 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)
  • Cucumaria frondosa

    Northern sea cucumber, Orange-footed sea cucumber

    The northern sea cucumber has five rows of sucker tube feet or ambulacra. Ten tentacles surround its mouth. It can make its tentacles disappear by retracting them into its mouth.

    Class
    Holothuroidea
    Order
    Dendrochirotida
    Family
    Cucumaridae
  • Zoarces americanus

    Ocean pout

    The ocean pout has a large mouth, with fleshy lips, and an eel-like elongated body.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Zoarcidae
  • Tangara velia (male)

    Opal-rumped tanager

     

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Thraupidae
  • An ornate tetra

    Ornate tetra

    The body of this fish is covered with silvery-pink scales.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Characiformes
    Family
    Characidae