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  • Lithobates catesbeianus (Rana catesbeiana)

    American bullfrog

    The american bullfrog is the largest anura in North America. It is green, olive or brown, sometimes with darker spots on its back. Its abdomen is cream or white, often with grey flecks.

    Class
    Amphibia (Batracia)
    Order
    Anura
    Family
    Ranidae
  • Spinus tristis

    American goldfinch

    This species is no longer at the Biodôme.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Fringillidae
  • Homarus americanus

    American lobster

    The American lobster has 10 legs, the first two ending in enormous claws. The left claw is usually bigger and is used for crushing food, while the right one is used for tearing.

    Class
    Crustacea
    Order
    Decapoda
    Family
    Nephropidae
  • Setophaga ruticilla

    American redstart

    In nuptial plumage, the male is almost all black, with bright orange spots on the wings and tail. The female's back is olive brown. She has similar, but yellow, spots.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Parulidae
  • Turdus migratorius

    American robin

    The American robin has a grey-brown back and a rusty orange breast.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Turdidae
  • Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua).

    Atlantic cod

    The Atlantic cod has three dorsal fins. It has a curved, white lateral line (distinguishing it from pollock, with its straight lateral line). It has a single chin barbel.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Gadiformes
    Family
    Gadidae
  • Scomber scombrus

    Atlantic mackerel

    The Atlantic mackerel has a thin, tapered body. There are 23 to 33 dark, wavy lines across the upper part of its steel blue back. Its belly is silvery white.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Scombridae
  • Fratercula arctica

    Atlantic puffin

    The Atlantic puffin has a black back, white chest, white on the sides of its head and orangish feet. Because of its large colourful bill, it is sometimes called a sea parrot.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Charadriiformes
    Family
    Alcidae
  • Rock crab (Cancer irroratus) and polar sea star (Leptasterias polaris).

    Atlantic rock crab

    The rock crab has a flat, oval, purple or brick-red body. There are nine points on each side of the anterior part of its carapace.

    Class
    Crustacea
    Order
    Decapoda
    Family
    Cancridae
  • Menidia menidia

    Atlantic silverside

    The Atlantic silverside is a small, elongated fish.  It has silvery sides and a translucent green back.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Atheriniforma
    Family
    cathartiformes

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