The great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) is a species of barracuda found in subtropical parts of the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic oceans. They are large fish, and one of the largest barracudas. Resembling other species of barracuda, the great barracuda is elongated with a … [Read more...]
What Animals Live In The Atlantic Ocean?
The Atlantic Ocean makes about 29% of the total world ocean waters.
It is home to a wide variety of aquatic plant life and marine animals, both vertebrates and invertebrates. Here are a selection of animal species that call this ocean their home.
Walruses are one of the most iconic animals of the Arctic. They are large, blubbery mammals that live in the icy waters near the North Pole. There are two species of walrus: the Pacific walrus and the Atlantic walrus. Both species are considered to be vulnerable to extinction due … [Read more...]
Spiny lobsters, also known as langustas, langouste, or rock lobsters, make up the family Palinuridae in the order Decapoda and infraorder Achelata. There are around 60 species of these achelate crustaceans which are split into 12 genera.Spiny lobsters are found in almost all … [Read more...]
Mantis shrimps, also known as stomatopods, comprise the order Stomatopoda. They are carnivorous marine crustaceans with more than 450 species known. They also belong to the group Crustacea, which are hard-shelled animals, such as crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, … [Read more...]
The bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas) is a species of shark found worldwide in warm, shallow waters along coasts and in rivers. This shark lives in both salt and fresh water, less than 100 feet (30 m) deep. They belong to the family Carcharhinidae, the requiem sharks, and the … [Read more...]
Slipper lobsters make up the family Scyllaridae in the order Decapoda. There are around 90 species of these achelate (clawless) decapod crustaceans, split into 21 genera, which are placed in four subfamilies: Arctidinae, Ibacinae, Scyllarinae and Theninae.Slipper lobsters are … [Read more...]
Sea urchins are globular, spiny sea creatures that make up the class Echinoidea. There are around 950 species of sea urchin, and they inhabit the seabed of every ocean and every depth zone, from the tide line to 15,000 feet deep. The name urchin is an old word for hedgehog, which … [Read more...]
The common octopus (scientific name: Octopus vulgaris) is a mollusk belonging to the class Cephalopoda, the family Octopodidae and the genus Octopus. It is the most studied of all the octopus species.The common octopus is most famous for its eight legs. It is a cosmopolitan … [Read more...]
The giant squid (Architeuthis dux) is, as its name suggests, a very large squid that belongs to the family Architeuthidae and the genus Architeuthis. These squid can reach a size of 12 to 13 m (39 to 43 ft) and exhibits deep-sea gigantism, meaning they are extremely large for … [Read more...]
Krill are small crustaceans of the order Euphausiacea, and are found in all the world's oceans. They belong to the class Malacostraca, which contains some 40,000 species of crustaceans, and includes the superorder Eucarida comprising the three orders, Euphausiacea (krill), … [Read more...]