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  • Sialia sialis

    Eastern bluebird

    The male of the Eastern bluebird is blue above, with a reddish brown breast. The female is similar but duller in colouring. The young are also dull-coloured, with a streaked breast.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Passeriformes
    Family
    Turdidae
  • Notophthalmus viridescens

    Eastern newt

    In Quebec, Eastern newts are the only species in the Salamandridae family (salamanders and newts) to spend their entire adult lives in water.

    Class
    Amphibia (Batracia)
    Order
    Urodela
    Family
    Salamandridae
  • Emerald catfish in an aquarium

    Emerald catfish

    The emerald catfish is a tropical freshwater fish that spends almost all its time near the river bottom.

    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Order
    Siluriformes
    Family
    Callichthyidae
  • Emerald tree boa

    Emerald tree boa

    The adult emerald tree boa is very bright green with white markings above, and yellow or cream below. The young are reddish-brown until 8 months of age. This snake has large canine teeth.

    Class
    Reptilia
    Order
    Squamata
    Family
    Boidae
  • Pterophyllum scalare

    Freshwater angelfish

    The freshwater angelfish is very common in fishkeeping.  This is due in part to its adaptability, its longevity and its ability to reproduce easily.

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Perciformes
    Family
    Cichlidae
  • Metridium senile

    Frilled Anemone

    The tubular body of this sea anemone is topped with a ring of hundreds of tiny feathery tentacles, with a mouth in the centre. This is the most common and largest anemone in the Gulf of St.

    Class
    Anthozoa
    Order
    Actiniaria
    Family
    Metridiidae
  • Pygoscelis papua

    Gentoo penguin

    This medium-sized penguin has a black back and white belly. Its black head has a white spot over the eye. The male and female are identical.

    Class
    Birds
    Order
    Sphenisciformes
    Family
    Spheniscidae (penguins)
  • Podocnemis expansa

    Giant south-american river turtle, Arrau side-necked turtle

    The Giant South American turtle is a large semi-aquatic turtle with a flattened oral‑shaped carapace that is slightly wider at the rear.

    Class
    Reptilia
    Order
    Testudines (Chéloniens)
    Family
    Podocnemididés
  • Leontopithecus rosalia

    Golden lion tamarin

    The golden lion tamarin has long, golden fur, and an erectile mane; its long, slender fingers end in claws.

    Class
    Mammalia
    Order
    Primates
    Family
    Cebidae
  • A golden pencilfish

    Golden pencilfish

    The golden pencilfish is a very small fish with a broad black band on its side (from the mouth to the base of the tail).

    Class
    Osteichthyes (bony fish)
    Order
    Characiformes
    Family
    Lebiasinidae