Animals Categories : Letter B

  • 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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  • Blue Parrotfish

    The Blue Parrotfish is a colorful aquatic animal that lives in coral, in a symbiotic relationship with its ecosystem. The coral provides it with protection, and the parrot fish consumes the coral's excess algae. They are uniformly blue with a yellow spot on their heads that fades as they age.…

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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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  • Bengal Tiger

    The Bengal Tiger, also known as the Royal Bengal Tiger or the Indian Tiger, is a part of the Panthera tigris subspecies. They are native to the Indian subcontinent and have lived there for an estimated 12,000–16,500 years. Bengal Tigers live in the mangrove swamps and dense forests of India,…

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  • Ball Python

    Ball pythons are the smallest of African pythons, growing only 5 feet in length. Their docile nature makes them attractive pets. Be forewarned, though: Ball pythons live a long time—30 to 40 years in captivity. In the wild, ball pythons live in Western and Central Africa. Their habitat includes grasslands,…

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  • Barracuda

    The barracuda is a ray-finned fish known for its large size, fearsome appearance and ferocious behavior. There are more than 20 different species of barracuda that range in size from less than 50 cm to nearly 2 meters in length. The barracuda is widely spread across the oceans but is…

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  • Baboon

    Baboons are old world monkeys belonging to the genus Papio, which are only found in very specific areas of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. The five species of baboons are among the biggest non-hominoid members of the primate order; only the madrill and the drill are bigger. All species of…

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