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Spear Point Leaf Tail Gecko
Image: Antonio Rodríguez Arduengo Uroplatus ebenaui Demons get such a bad rap these days. And... all other days, I suppose. But look at this cutie! Surely he wouldn't hurt a fly! Image: Alextelford Hmm? Oh. Turns out he would eat a fly. OK. Image: Frank Vas...
Spear Point Leaf Tail Gecko
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Clinging Jellyfish
Image: WoRMS Editorial Board Gonionemus vertens Jellyfish are known to be inveterate drifters. They love nothing more than to hang out in the water column, the careful fluttering and pulsing of their bell all but powerless in the face of a mild current. But...
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Striated Frogfish
Image: Silke Baron Antennarius striatus Pac-Man was always such a harmless soul, lost in the labyrinth of his own mind, chased by ghostly memories of his past and finding succour in a trail of psychoactive dots and the occasional fruit. He always seemed so ...
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Aspidistra
Image: scott.zona Aspidistras are famous for their ability to withstand and even flourish under the kind of neglect that would usually end in the crinkly, brown-leafed death of most plants. But that's no excuse for neglecting their absolutely amazing flower...
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Toxodera
Toxodera are mimics of the living and the dead! Toxodera is a small genus containing a handful of Southeast Asian mantids, some or all of which are sometimes called Dragon Mantises. Aaaaand that's about all I know... Video: Exo Factory Except for the fact t...
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Nightmare Catcher
Image: Frank Vassen A Nightmare Catcher flitters through the rainforests of Bolivia, sticky net in hand. Some say she feeds on nightmares, her gut so full of concentrated horror that the mere sight of her causes night terrors. Others say that's silly, and s...
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Blunt-headed Burrowing Frog
Image: Khunpolrattachana Glyphoglossus molossus Now that is a face. Or... most of one, at least. Image: Khunpolrattachana Is it just me or is there something strangely cat-like about that profile? An excessively fat cat, granted, but still. Image: Thomas Br...
Blunt-headed Burrowing Frog
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Sea Spiders: Paddling and Plummeting
Sea Spiders aren't really spiders. They aren't even arachnids. In fact, they're barely more than legs. Not even the daddiest, longleggiest of Daddy Longlegs can out-leg a Sea Spider. Sea Spiders are marine arthropods found all over the world where they use ...
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Fanfin Angler
Image: Rebikoff-Niggeler Foundation Caulophryne jordani SPOTTED: Reclusive Fanfin Angler and her latest beau step out for a romantic lure-lit dinner. She doesn't appear pleased. Then again, Fanfin Anglers never appear pleased. That's just the nature of thei...
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In the Pink
Image: Bernard DUPONT Sometimes... Image: Bernard DUPONT You get struck... Image:  Bernard DUPONT By just how pink... Image: Bernard DUPONT Corals can be... Image: Bernard DUPONT And all you can think... Image: Bernard DUPONT Is pink
In the Pink
In the Pink
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