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PUFFERFISH

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  • They are from the family Tetraodontidae.
  • They are carnivorous in nature.
  • They grow up to 3ft
  • They are slow moving aquatic creatures.
  • They use their elastic stomach and the ability to ingest huge amount of water (and even air when necessary) as a defense mechanism to turn themselves into virtually inedible ball several times their normal size.
  • Almost all Pufferfish contains tetrotodoxin.

Source: http://google.com/amp/s/relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/animals/fish/group/pufferfish

WOBBEGONG SHARK

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  • They are bottom dwelling sharks, spending most their time at the sea floor.
  • Most species attain maximum length of 4.1ft or less, but the largest, spotted Wobbegong, Orectolobus maculatus and banded Wobbegong Orectolobus halei reach about the height of 9.8ft.
  • Wobbegong are camouflaged with a symmetrical pattern of bold markings which makes them to be referred to as carpet sharks.

Source; http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/wobbegong

MANATEE

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  • Manatees are from the family Trichechidae and genus Trichechus. They are large, fully aquatic, mostly herbivorous marine mammals.
  • Manatees are occasionally called sea cows, as they are slow plant-eaters, peaceful and similar to cows on land.
  • They often graze on water plants in tropical seas.
  • They weigh as much as 590 kg They possess paddle like flippers.

Source; https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manatee

PEARL

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  • A pearl is a hard, glistening object produced within the soft tissue (specifically organs, called the mantle).
  • It is formed when an object enters the shell of an oyster, In order to protect itself from irritation, the oyster will quickly begin covering the uninvited visitor with layers of nacre, a mineral substance that fashions the mollusks shells.
  • Layer upon layer of nacre also known as mother-of-pearl, coat the grain of sand until the iridescent gem is formed the mantle) of a living shelled mollusk (oyster).
  • A natural pearl begins its life intruder, such as a grain inside an oyster’s shell when an of sand or bit of floating food, slips in between one of the two shells of the oyster, a protective layer that covers the mollusk.

Sources; http://www.livescience.com/32289-how-do-oysters-make-pearls.html

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/pearl

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BASKING SHARK

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  • The basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) fr the family Cetorhinidae is the second-largest living shark, after the whale shark.
  • It is a filter feeder.
  • Adults typically reach 7.9 m (26 ft) in length. They are usually greyish brown, with mottled skin.
  • It is found in all world’s temperate ocean.
  • its common name derives from its habit of feeding at the surface, appearing to be basking in the warmer water there.

Source; https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basking_shark

MEGAMOUTH SHARK

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  • The megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios) from the Megachasmidae family is a species of deepwater shark.
  • These sharks are rarely seen by humans. They are filter feeders.
  • They were discovered in 1976.
  • They swim with its enormous mouth wide open, filtering water for plankton and jellyfish. It is distinctive for its large head with rubbery lips.

Image from; ABP (https://www.google.com/amp/s/news.abplive.com/lifestyle/terrifying-fisherman-catches-rare-megamouth-shark-in-japan-325020/amp)

MOSQUITO FISH

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  • The mosquitofish From the family Poeciliidae is a freshwater fish.
  • They are small sized fishes with females reaching a maximum length of 7 cm (2.8 in) and males a maximum length of 4 cm (1.6 in).
  • The name “mosquitofish” was given because the fish eats mosquito larvae, and has been used more than any other fishes for the biological control of mosquitoes.

Source; https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosquitofish

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OCTOPUS

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  • The octopus is a soft-bodied, eight-limbed mollusc of the order Octopoda, within the class (Cephalopoda) with squids, cuttlefish, and nautiloids.
  • The mouth is at the centre point of the eight limbs.
  • The octopus through it soft body can rapidly alter it shape enabling it to penetrate through small gaps.
  • The octopus has excellent sight and is among the most intelligent invertebrates.

Source; https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/octopus

BLACK MOOR GOLDFISH

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  • The Black Moor Goldfish is egg-shaped with a short, stubby body and large eyes protruding from either side of its head.
  • It is from the family Cyprinidae.
  • It can live up to 15 years.
  • it an omnivore.

Source; http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/goldfish/BlackMoor.php

EPAULETTE SHARK

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  • It is from the species of the longtail carpet shark, from the family Hemiscylliidae.
  • The common name of this shark comes from the very large, white-margined black spot behind each pectoral fin, which are reminiscent of military epaulettes.

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IMMORTAL JELLYFISH

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  • Turritopsis dohrnii, the immortal jellyfish, is a species of small, biologically immortal jellyfish.
  • it is from the family oceaniidae It is found in the Mediterranean Sea and in the waters of Japan.

Image from; Source: Wikimedia Commons

KELP

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  • The kelp is a brown algae from the Laminaria species.
  • They are found in marine environment.
  • They grow up to 70m.
  • They make up the marine forest
  • There make up the forest in the water body as well.

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NUDIBRANCH

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  • They are a group of soft-bodied, marine gastropod molluscs.
  • They shed their shells after their larval stage.
  • They are noted for their often extraordinary colours and striking forms, and they have been given colourful nicknames to match, such as “clown”,”marigold”,”splendid”, “dancer”, and “dragon”.
  • Currently, about 3,000 valid species of nudibranchs are known.

Source; https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nudibranch

TIGER SHARK

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  • The tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)is a species of requiem shark and the only extant member of the genus Galeocerdo. It is a large macropredator, capable of attaining a length over 5m (16 ft 5 in).
  • Tiger shark teeth are unique with very sharp, pronounced serrations and an unmistakable sideways-pointing tip. Such dentition has developed to slice through flesh, bone, and other tough substances such as turtle.

Image from; Oceana.org

PLATYPUS

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  • The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) sometimes referred to as the duck-billed platypus, is a semi-aquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia including Tasmania.
  • It is the sole living representative of its family (Ornithorhynchidae) and genus (Ornithorhynchus) though a number of related species appear in fossil record.
  • They can live up to 15 years or more in captivity.

Source; http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/platypus

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