Sturgeons are a group of paddlefish belonging to the family Acipenseridae, that have been around for a very long time. Often referred to as 'living fossils,' these remarkable fish have been around for approximately 200 million years! They have been around long enough to witness … [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.
Box Jellyfish, are marine creatures belong to the Cubozoa class and are renowned for their cube-shaped bells and potent venom. Unlike their other jellyfish cousins, box jellies have a distinct allure. With various species scattered across our oceans, each one has its unique charm … [Read more...]
The Lemon Shark, known scientifically as Negaprion brevirostris, isn't just any ordinary shark; it's a unique and captivating creature of the coastal blue seas. With its distinct yellowish-brown hue, it stands out in the marine world. Along with the Sickle-Fin Lemon Shark of the … [Read more...]
The giant grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus), also known as the Queensland grouper, brindle grouper or mottled-brown sea bass, is a species of fish from the subfamily Epinephelinae which is part of the family Serranidae. The family Serranidae also includes the anthias and sea … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]