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#Biodiversity150 number 60 of 150 Orange Sea Cucumber

60/150: A beautiful, colourful sea cucumber hiding its beauty in-between crevices

Animalia: Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Dendrochirotida: Cucumariidae: Cucumaria: Cucumaria miniata Brandt, 1835 The Orange Sea Cucumber (Cucumaria ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 59 of 150 Spiny Softshell Turtle

59/150: Snorkels & Pancakes for World Turtle Day!

Animalia: Chordata: Vertebrata: Reptilia: Testudines: Cryptodira: Trionychidae: Trionychinae: Apalone: Apalone spinifera (Charles Lesueur, 1827) Spiny ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 58 of 150 Agulla adnexa

58/150: Using flying snakes to combat agricultural pests? –The family Raphidiidae

Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Raphidioptera: Raphidiidae: Agulla: Agulla adnixa (Hagen, 1861) Fear not, these little arthropods ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 57 of 150 Rustic wolf spider

57/150: Providing A Good Start: The unique parental care of Wolf Spiders

Animalia: Arthropoda: Arachnida: Araneae: Lycosidae: Trochosa: Trochosa ruricola (De Geer, 1778) The Rustic Wolf Spider ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 56 of 150 Moose

56/150: Are Moose mothers baby thieves?

Chordata: Mammalia: Artiodactyla: Cervidae: Capreolinae: Alces: Alces americanus (Linnaeus, 1758) The second week of May ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 55 of 150 Canadian Goldenrod

55/150: Canadian Goldenrod, not the reason for your sneezin’

Plantae: Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Asterales: Solidago canadensis (Linneaus) While you’re reading this, an unknown number of ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 54 of 150 Nemertea Ribbon Worm

54/150: Imagine a worm 60 metres long!

Animalia: Nemertea: Enopla: Monostilifera: Emplectonematidae: Paranemertes: Paranemertes peregrina (Coe, 1901) Nemertea, also known as “ribbon ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 53 of 150 Ephemeroptera

53/150: If you think adulting is hard as a human, try it as a mayfly where you only have a single day to reproduce!

Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Ephemeroptera: Siphlonuridae: Siphlonurus: Siphlonurus alternatus (Say, 1824) The great Carl Sagan once ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 52 of 150 Daphnia pulex

52/150: Daphnia – Science’s preeminent and revered crustacean

Animalia: Arthropoda: Branchiopoda: Diplostraca: Daphniidae: Daphnia: Daphnia pulex (Leydig, 1860) Daphnia pulex (Water Flea) is ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 51 of 150 Silky Lupine

51/150: A pea, or not a pea?

Plantae: Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Fabales: Fabaceae: Lupinus: Lupinus sericeus (Pursh) As attractive and colourful as this ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 50 of 150 Enallagma antennatum

50/150 A damsel in distress? Think again!

Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Coenagrionidae: Enallagma: Enallagma antennatum (Say, 1839) Have you ever wondered what the ...
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#Biodiversity150 number 49 of 150 Arctic Tern

49/150: BEHOLD! The longest migration of any bird, The Arctic Tern

Animalia: Chordata: Aves: Charadriformes: Laridae: Sterna: Sterna paradisaea (Pontoppidan, 1763) The Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) ...
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