Category: Invertebrates

  • Hobo spider

    The hobo spider is a species of terrestrial spider known for funnel building, as it is often called a funnel-web spider, though not to be confused with the highly venomous Australian funnel-web spider. The venom of the hobo spider is believed to cause skin damage (necrosis) but unlike other spiders…

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  • Funnel-web Spider

    From sharks to box jellyfish in the sea to snakes and spiders on land, Australia has a reputation for being filled with animals ready to kill you. One land-dwelling animal that has the history to back up those claims is the funnel-web spider with venom that can kill a human…

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  • Brown Recluse Spider

    The brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa) Is a recluse spider known infamous for its necrotic venom. The most telltale characteristic of brown recluse spiders is the presence of a dark, violin-shaped mark on the dorsum of the arachnid's light brown or yellowish-brown cephalothorax. The neck of this distinct violin pattern is…

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  • Bold Jumping Spider

    Phidippus audax is a common jumping spider of North America. It is commonly referred to as the daring jumping spider, or bold jumping spider. The spider belongs to the genus Phidippus, a group of jumping spiders easily identified both by their relatively large size and their iridescent chelicerae (mouthparts). Like…

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  • Black Widow Spider

    Black Widow spiders are a notoriously known venomous spider and the most venomous one in North America. Black Widows can be distinguished by their hourglass-shaped marking on the abdomen.  The bite of the Black Widow often produces muscle pain, nausea, and mild paralysis of the diaphragm, which makes breathing difficult.…

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  • Black Slug (Gastropod Mollusk)

    Black Slugs have much in common with snails, a close relative. They feed on farm crops and garden plants and are considered an invasive species in many areas. They leave thick lines of mucus (slime trails), which help them move. And they like to hide in dark, moist places. Unlike…

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  • Octopus

    The octopus group makes up around a third of the world’s cephalopod population, with around 300 species found in waters around the world. The octopus can be found in all the world's oceans, with the octopus ranging in size from a few centimeters to a number of feet depending on…

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  • Sea Urchin

    Sea Urchins are typically spiny, globular animals, echinoderms in the class Echinoidea. The Sea Urchin is found across the ocean floors worldwide, but rarely in the colder, polar regions. Sea Urchins are commonly found along the rocky ocean floor in both shallow and deeper water and are also commonly found…

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  • Giant African Land Snail

    Lissachatina Fulica is a species of large land snail that belongs in the family Achatinidae. It is also known as the Giant African Snail or Giant African land Snail. This snail species has been considered a significant cause of pest issues around the world. Internationally, it is the most frequently…

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  • Centipede

    Centipedes are Arthropods belonging to the subphylum Myriapoda, an arthropod group which also includes millipedes and other multi-legged creatures. Centipedes are elongated metameric creatures with one pair of legs per body segment. Centipedes are known to be highly venomous and often inject paralyzing venom. Despite the name, centipedes can have…

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