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  1. #1 Name of those animals? 
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    HAAAAA, rare especies ._.
    Please help if you know any of those!


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    The Bottom one is just a lobster, and the dog like thing is a Tasmanian Tiger.

    Tasmanian Tiger's are actually just extinct, not really rare.

    Also, that looks like a whip scorpion/whip spider, not sure which kind though.

    What is this for though... most of these are pretty easy to figure out by just searching for the higher orders (which are obvious for most of them)


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    As i_feel_tiredsleepy asked, what's this for? I can give you a few but if it's homework of some sort you should really do it yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lifter
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    Water flea (Daphnia)
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    Tubeworms.




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    Sea cucumber.
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    #2 is a peacock mantis shrimp.

    ...and for my help i need to hear you say "He’s good"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GUY
    #2 is a peacock mantis shrimp.
    You're good.

    Fitting name. That creature's so easy on the eyes it hurts.

    EDIT: #7 looks alot like gooseneck barnacles to me, but not the kind I'm familiar with (which have a long chubby neck and many disorganized plates). I can easily believe a barnacle species as pictured.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pong
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    Tubeworms.
    sure about that one ? looks like sea lilies to me
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    Yeh. AFAIK those tentacles are supposed to be retractable in the case of tube worms.
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    Check this lot out for scary weird sea creatures! Page down for the blob fish!!
    http://www.who-sucks.com/animals/rea...es-of-the-deep
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER
    Yeh. AFAIK those tentacles are supposed to be retractable in the case of tube worms.
    On second look, the stalks are just too small. I've wrenched up "dock worms" (same thing) as bait - the fat worm occupies most of its tube.

    What are sea lilies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    Quote Originally Posted by Pong
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    Tubeworms.
    sure about that one ? looks like sea lilies to me
    I'm going with jellyfish, though I could be completely mistaken.
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    Yes, number 5 is sea lillies - crinoids, to be more precise. They are a class of echinoderms, so they're related to starfish and sea urchins.
    http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.ed...Crinoidea.html

    7 is barnacles, 9 is some sort of moth, possibly a hawkmoth.

    These are tubeworms, btw:

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    As long as everyone else is...

    The first one sort of resembles a skeleton shrimp to me...but it's...pregnant...or something. (joking, but I'm not sure why it's so round in the middle ) Number two is a peacock mantis shrimp as GUY said, number three is a Daphnia, as Jane Bennet said, 4 is a Tasmanian tiger, as i_feel_tiredsleepy said, 5 aren't jellyfish...if you look at the one in the lower left you'll notice they're attached to the rock, which jellyfish wouldn't be, 6 does look like a sea cucumber, though I'm not completely sure on that, 7 are probably some sort of barnacle, as has been stated, I'm pretty sure I can confirm for i_feel_tiredsleepy that 8's a whip scorpion, 9's a moth of some sort, and 10's a lobster of some sort... I knew a lot of those, I'm sorry I didn't answer sooner because now it looks like I'm copying everyone else. I'm not though, honestly.
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    I am intrigued by the moth, which everyone seems to have the most difficulty identifying.

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    I can see that the abdomen has been removed (possibly for dissection under a microscope). But what’s happened the head? Looks like it’s been beaten flat with a shovel (or the equivalent of a shovel to a moth). :?

    And where are the antennae? And are we looking at the insect from the underside (i.e. is it a “ventral” view)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneBennet
    I am intrigued by the moth, which everyone seems to have the most difficulty identifying.

    I can see that the abdomen has been removed (possibly for dissection under a microscope). But what’s happened the head? Looks like it’s been beaten flat with a shovel (or the equivalent of a shovel to a moth). :?

    And where are the antennae? And are we looking at the insect from the underside (i.e. is it a “ventral” view)?
    It looks to me as if the orientation of wings to body has been reversed (fore-aft, not dorso-ventral).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunshinewarrior
    Quote Originally Posted by JaneBennet
    I am intrigued by the moth, which everyone seems to have the most difficulty identifying.

    I can see that the abdomen has been removed (possibly for dissection under a microscope). But what’s happened the head? Looks like it’s been beaten flat with a shovel (or the equivalent of a shovel to a moth). :?

    And where are the antennae? And are we looking at the insect from the underside (i.e. is it a “ventral” view)?
    It looks to me as if the orientation of wings to body has been reversed (fore-aft, not dorso-ventral).
    By the time it takes a bird to resolve this confounded dialogue, inwardly, the moth would be long gone.
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    I think what sunshinewarrior is trying to say is that I’ve mistaken the rear end of the insect for the head end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneBennet
    I think what sunshinewarrior is trying to say is that I’ve mistaken the rear end of the insect for the head end.
    No no no. I genuinely mean that the head and rear have been (photoshopped or just physically twisted?) so that their orientation with regard to the wings is reversed. That's what makes it look so weird. No criticism intended or implied, and no cause for blushes (though regarding Greg Chaitin, that's a different matter - I'm a dilettante and you're a professional mathematician. [where's that sticking tongue out emoticon when you need it? ahhh... ] )
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    But I’m not a specialist in computer-related maths.

    Okay, do you suppose there’s a reason they photoshopped the moth’s wings? Could it be that this particular species has a peculiar characteristic that might be best observed with the wings in this unnatural orientation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneBennet
    But I’m not a specialist in computer-related maths.

    Okay, do you suppose there’s a reason they photoshopped the moth’s wings? Could it be that this particular species has a peculiar characteristic that might be best observed in this unnatural orientation of the wings?
    Owl Butterflies:

    "The common name is derived from the presence of large "eyespots" (ocelli) on the underside of the hindwings. To a human observer of dead butterflies pinned up in a collection, owl butterflies' underwings resemble the head of an owl when the butterfly is held head down".
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    I found it! The photo IS taken from the right side up. He cleverly omitted the legs!

    South American lanternfly (Phosphora lanternaria):



    HERE it is at the bottom of the page.
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    Woohoo!
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    Nice one Kal.

    And helped spare our blushes!
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