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  • Choloepus didactylus

    Southern two-toed sloth, unau

    A two-toed sloth has a rough, stiff coat of greyish-brown or beige fur, up to 15 cm long, growing from its belly toward its back. It is tailless.

    Class
    Mammalia
    Order
    Xenarthra
    Family
    Megalonychidae
  • Squallus acanthias

    Spiny dogfish

    The spiny dogfish has five gill slits on either side of its body, just in front of the pectoral fin. This shark has two dorsal fins and, in front of each of these, a sharp spine.

    Class
    Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish)
    Order
    Squaliformes
    Family
    Squalidae
  • Crossaster papposus

    Spiny sunstar

    The spiny sunstar is a very large, stocky sea star with 8 to 16 short, cone-shaped arms (usually 12 to 14). Short spines are clearly visible on its surface.

    Class
    Asteroidea
    Order
    Spinulosida
    Family
    Solasteridae
  • Thoracocharax stellatus

    Spotfin hatchetfish

    This silver-colored fish is flattened from side to side. The back is flat, while the belly is very rounded. Its mouth opens upward. The lateral line curves downward.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Characiformes
    Family
    Gasteropelecidae
  • Anarhichas minor

    Spotted wolffish

    The spotted wolffish gets its name from the fact that it has enormous teeth and numerous brown spots on its body.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Anarhichadidae
  • Morone saxatilis

    Striped bass

    The striped bass has an elongated body, a large mouth and a forked tail. It varies in colour from dark olive green to steel blue or even black.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Moronidae
  • 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)
  • 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