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Atractaspidinae

The Atractaspidinae are a subfamily of snakes found in Africa and the Middle East, commonly called mole vipers, stiletto snakes, or burrowing asps. Currently, 12 genera are recognized.

Atractaspis aterrima

Atractaspis aterrima, commonly known as the slender burrowing asp or mole viper, is a species of fossorial, venomous snake in the family Atractaspididae. The specific epithet, aterrima, meaning "blackest", is the superlative form of the Latin adj ...

Auchenoglanis

Auchenoglanis is a genus of relatively large, up to 70 cm SL, claroteid catfishes native to various freshwater habitats in Africa. Auchenoglanis is a primitive member of the subfamily Auchenoglanidinae also includes Notoglanidium and Parauchenogl ...

Balsas shiner

Earlier believed to be widespread in the Balsas River drainage, recent studies have shown that it is confined to a small system of streams in the vicinity of its type locality near Cuernavaca, as well as an endorheic spring in nearby Jiutepec, bo ...

Mixophyes

The barred frogs are a group of frogs in the genus Mixophyes. They are the largest of the Australian ground frogs, from the family Myobatrachidae. The barred frogs are native to the eastern coast of Australia, with one species inhabiting New Guin ...

Bathypterois

There are currently 19 recognized species in this genus: Bathypterois viridensis Roule, 1916 Bathypterois longipes Gunther, 1878 Abyssal spiderfish Bathypterois phenax A. E. Parr, 1928 Blackfin spiderfish Bathypterois atricolor Alcock, 1896 Atten ...

Black mamba

The black mamba is a species of venomous snake belonging to the family Elapidae. It is native to parts of sub-Saharan Africa. First formally described by Albert Gunther in 1864, it is the second-longest venomous snake after the king cobra; mature ...

Melanocetus

Black seadevils are small, deepsea lophiiform fishes of the family Melanocetidae. The five known species are all within the genus Melanocetus. They are found in tropical to temperate waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans, with one sp ...

Bocage’s tree frog

Bocage’s tree frog, Leptopelis bocagii, is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae. It is found in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, and possibly ...

Acanthonus

The bony-eared assfish is a bathypelagic species of cusk-eel found in tropical and sub-tropical oceans at depths of from 1.171 to 4.415 metres. It has been found as far north as Queen Charlotte Sound off British Columbias coast. This species grow ...

Bothidae

Bothidae or lefteye flounders are a family of flounders. They are called "lefteye flounders" because most species lie on the sea bottom on their right sides, with both eyes on their left sides." The family is also distinguished by the presence of ...

Brachyurophis

Brachyurophis is a genus of elapid snakes known as shovel-nosed snakes, so named because of their shovel-nosed snout which is used to burrow. The genus has eight recognized species, which are all found in Australia.

Calliophis nigrescens

Calliophis nigriscens, commonly known as the black coral snake or striped coral snake, is a species of venomous elapid snake endemic to the Western Ghats, India.

Calumma brevicorne

The short-horned chameleon has a compressed body, spindly limbs, grasping feet and a prehensile tail allowing it to negotiate the branches and twigs of its arboreal habitat. The most distinctive features of the short-horned chameleon are its larg ...

Cerrophidion godmani

Cerrophidion godmani is a venomous pit viper species found in southern Mexico and Guatemala. No subspecies are currently recognized. It is also known as the Godmans montane pit viper or the Godmans pit viper.

Characodon

Characodon is a genus of splitfins endemic to north–central Mexico. Two of the species are highly threatened and restricted to pools, ponds and springs in the upper San Pedro Mezquital River basin in Durango. The third species, C. garmani, was re ...

Citharidae

The Citharidae or largescale flounders are a small family of flounders with four genera. Three genera are restricted to the Indo-Pacific, while Citharus is from the Mediterranean and East Atlantic. There are a total of seven species. Species reac ...

Amatitlania nigrofasciata

The convict cichlid is a fish species from the family Cichlidae, native to Central America, also known as the zebra cichlid. Convict cichlids are popular aquarium fish and have also been the subject of numerous studies on fish behaviour.

Copper shark

The copper shark, bronze whaler, or narrowtooth shark, is a species of requiem shark, family Carcharhinidae, and the only member of its genus found mostly at temperate latitudes. It is distributed in a number of separate populations in the northe ...

Ctenochromis horei

Large individuals, which are classified as being greater than 60 millimeters long, have black spots on their heads. Males, while foraging, show a distinct orange spot that is located on the anal fin to females as a courtship display. The males at ...

Ctenophryne aterrima

Ctenophryne aterrima is a species of frog in the family Microhylidae. It is found in northwestern Ecuador, the Andes of Colombia, and lowland and premontane zones of Panama and Costa Rica to about 1.600 m above sea level.

Cynotilapia afra

Cynotilapia afra, the afra cichlid or dogtooth cichlid, is a small species of cichlid fish from Lake Malawi in East Africa, where found in rocky habitats. The genus name roughly translates as dogtooth cichlid hence its common name which describes ...

Cyttus

Cyttus is the sole genus in the family Cyttidae a family of large, showy, deep-bodied zeiform marine fish. Members of this genus are found in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Ocean.

Dermophis gracilior

Dermophis gracilior is a species of caecilian in the family Dermophiidae. It is found on the Pacific slopes of Cordillera de Talamanca in eastern Costa Rica and western Panama, as well as in the central Pacific Costa Rica. Some sources also repor ...

Diplodactylus tessellatus

Diplodactylus tessellatus, commonly known as the tessellated gecko, is a small terriestrial lizard found distributed in inland New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory, South Australia and the north western corner of Victoria. The tessella ...

Draco spilonotus

Draco spilonotus, the Sulawesi lined gliding lizard, is a lizard endemic to Sulawesi. The species is known from various localities in forested areas of Sulawesi. The patagium of the male is yellow in colour and has a network of brown lines radiat ...

Duttaphrynus himalayanus

The Himalayan toad is a species of toad that is widely distributed throughout the Himalayan mountains. The Yunnanese populations are sometimes considered a separate species, Duttaphrynus cyphosus.

Engraulicypris

Engraulicypris is a genus of fish in the family Cyprinidae endemic to Africa. In a study of mitochondrial genealogy, the species formerly included in Mesobola are not phylogenetically separated from Engraulicypris and therefore should also be inc ...

Engyprosopon

Engyprosopon is a genus of small lefteye flounders. They are found in the Indo-Pacific, ranging from shallow coastal waters to depths in excess of 400 m.

Eupsophus calcaratus

Eupsophus calcaratus is a species of frog in the Alsodidae family. It is endemic to Patagonia. It has one of the broadest distributions of any Chilean frog.

Exocoetus obtusirostris

Exocoetus obtusirostris, commonly known as the oceanic two-wing flyingfish or the blunt-snouted flyingfish, is a species of ray-finned fish native to the tropical and subtropical western Atlantic Ocean. It has the ability to glide above the surfa ...

Anoplogaster

Fangtooths are beryciform fish of the family Anoplogastridae that live in the deep sea. The name is from Greek anoplo meaning "unarmed" and gaster meaning "stomach". With a circumglobal distribution in tropical and cold-temperate waters, the fami ...

Geocrinia laevis

Geocrinia laevis, the smooth frog, southern smooth froglet, smooth froglet, or Tasmanian smooth frog, is a species of frog in the family Myobatrachidae. It is endemic to Australia and found in Tasmania, southwestern Victoria, and the extreme sout ...

Gerres nigri

Gerres nigri, the Guinean striped mojarra is a species of mojarra native to the eastern Atlantic Ocean. It inhabits estuaries, coastal waters and lagoons. This species can reach a maximum length of 20 cm, with 15 cm being a more common size.

Ghatophryne ornata

Ghatophryne ornata, known with common names ornate toad, Malabar torrent toad or black torrent toad, is a rare and endangered species of toad endemic to the Western Ghats. In 2009, this species along with A. rubigina was shifted from Ansonia to t ...

Gloydius himalayanus

Common names: Himalayan pit viper, Himalayan viper. Gloydius himalayanus is a venomous pitviper species found along the southern slopes of the Himalayas in Pakistan, India and Nepal. No subspecies are currently recognized.

Glyphoglossus

Glyphoglossus is a genus of frogs in the family Microhylidae. The genus occurs in Southeastern Asia. Common name balloon frogs has been coined for it, whereas the common name squat frogs refers to the Calluella species that are now included in th ...

Grayia (snake)

Grayia is a genus of snakes, commonly referred to as African water snakes, in the family Colubridae. The genus is endemic to tropical Africa, and it is the only genus in the colubrid subfamily Grayiinae. Grayia species are relatively poorly known ...

Bothrolycus

Gunthers black snake, Bothrolycus ater, is a species of poorly known lamprophiid snake endemic to central Africa. It is the only member of the genus, Bothrolycus. This snake is notable as one of the few snakes with notable sexual dimorphism, as w ...

Hebius modestum

It is found in Burma, Cambodia, China, India particularly Assam, Meghalaya, northern Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Helogenes

Helogenes is a genus of whale catfish found in tropical South America. Helogeneinae is the sister taxon of Cetopsinae, the other subfamily in the family Cetopsidae.

Horabagrus brachysoma

Horabagrus brachysoma or the sun catfish is a species of catfish endemic to rivers in the Western Ghats of India. It is known as Gunthers catfish or yellow catfish. It is also known as Manjakoori in its native range. It is also known by a host of ...

Hucho

Hucho is a genus of large salmonids from cold rivers and other freshwater habitats in Eurasia. They are piscivorous, and threatened by overfishing and habitat loss.

Hylodidae

Hylodidae is a family of frogs. Whether their sister taxon is the Dendrobatoidea or Alsodidae is still under debate. They are native to Brazil and northern Argentina.

Hyperolius nasutus

Hyperolius nasutus is a species of frog in the family Hyperoliidae. Common names include long-nosed reed frog, sharp-nosed reed frog and long reed frog. It is known from northern Angola and northern Botswana, but it presumably occurs more widely. ...

Hypoptopoma

The genus was established by Albert C. L. G. Gunther in 1868 for his new species Hypoptopoma thoracatum, on the basis of the peculiar, depressed, spatulate formation of the head with the eyes on the lateral edges of the head.

Indian fringe-fingered lizard

The Indian fringe-fingered lizard, also known commonly as the Indian fringe-toed lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Lacertidae. The species is endemic to Asia.

Ithycyphus

Ithycyphus is a genus of venomous snakes in the family Lamprophiidae. The genus is found only on the island of Madagascar. Species in the genus Ithycyphus are potentially harmful to humans.

Pacific crevalle jack

The Pacific crevalle jack is a species of large marine fish classified in the jack family Carangidae. The species is distributed through the tropical waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean from California in the north to Peru in the south, including ...

Alticus kirkii

The Kirks blenny is a species of combtooth blenny in the genus Alticus. It was described by A. Gunther in 1964, originally as a member of the genus Salarias. It is a tropical blenny which is known from the Red Sea, Mozambique, Reunion, the Persia ...