Slug, also known as land slug, is a common name used for any terrestrial gastropod mollusk that doesn’t have a shell, has just a small internal shell, or a very reduced shell. Slugs have soft bodies, which is actually just one big muscle in the stomach area that can be used for … [Read more...]
South American Animals
South America is a continent located in the Western Hemisphere. It is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. South America is also home to the world's largest rainforest: the Amazon rainforest.
Other major South American countries include Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and Venezuela. South America is a vast continent with a rich history and culture. There is much to explore in this beautiful part of the world.
South America is home to some of the most amazing animals on Earth.
Gulls, known colloquially as seagulls, belong to the seabird family Laridae. There are 10 genera of gulls, and they are most closely related to the terns (family Sternidae) and only distantly related to auks, skimmers and even more distantly to waders.Gull have a worldwide … [Read more...]
The X-Ray Fish (Pristella maxillaris) is a small schooling fish native to the Amazon basin in South America. These fish are named for their transparent skin that allows you to see their internal organs and skeleton. They are popular in the aquarium trade and can be found in many … [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...]
The harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja), also known as the American harpy eagle or Brazilian harpy eagle, is a neotropical species of eagle, distributed throughout Central to South America. It is one of the largest extant species of eagle in the world, and the largest and most powerful … [Read more...]
Green caterpillars can be found all over the place — all over the world, and even in your garden! These little creatures often have a knack for hiding in your plants and vegetables, and can often cause destruction by munching their way through them, before they turn into … [Read more...]
Herons are long-legged and long-necked birds in the family Ardeidae. There are at least 64 species, although some of which are referred to as egrets or bitterns rather than herons. They are split into three subfamilies — Tigriornithinae, Botaurinae and Ardeinae.Herons are often … [Read more...]
Skunks are mammals in the family Mephitidae, of the order Carnivora. There are 10 extant species of skunk in three genus. Skunks are recognized by their unique appearance and warning coloration, and their ability to spray a liquid with a strong, unpleasant scent from their anal … [Read more...]
The green cheeked conure (Pyrrhura molinae), also known as the green-cheeked parakeet, is a small parrot of the genus Pyrrhura that is native to South America and Central America. It belongs to the family Psittacidae and the order Psittaciformes. Belonging to the genus Pyrrhura, … [Read more...]