Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Strange and Amazing Animals

The mantis shrimp is found in the warm waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The shrimp's eyes contain millions of light-sensitive cells with upwards of 12 to 16 colour-receptive cones.
The coconut crab (Birgus latro) is the largest arthropod on Earth. This crab lives on islands throughout the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Penis snake. This strange-looking creature is called Atretochoana eiselti and is a type of caecilian, a limbless amphibian.
Pacu fish have a mouth full of human-looking teeth. They are found in South America and feed mainly on plants and other fish.
Tufted deer (Elaphodus cephalophus) are a small species of deer characterized by a prominent tuft of black hair on its forehead and fang-like canines for the males.
Coelopleurus exquisitus is a species of sea urchin discovered in 2005 in New Caledonia. This picture shows two sea urchin skeletons stacked; the upper urchin is Coelopleurus exquisitus.