Saturday, 14 September 2013

Strange and Unusual Creatures

An adult star-nosed mole. The mole literally inhales its food, taking less than a quarter of a second to identify a piece of food, grab it, eat it, and then look for more.
The elephantnose fish (Gnathonemus petersii).

"Human Faced Fish" are hybrids of common carp and leather carp.
A millipede named lllacme plenipes (Latin for "the pinnacle plentiful feet") is found only in a small area of Northern California and has 750 legs.

Matamata (Chelus fimbriatus)
Furry lobster (Kiwa hirsuta)


Sucker-foot bat (Myzopoda aurita)
Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)


Fathead fish (genus Psychrolutes)
Frill-necked Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii)

Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis)