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Rat Tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The rat tapeworm (Hymenolepis diminuta) is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It affects mammals throughout the world, but does not often affect humans. It can reach an average body length between 7.8 and 23.6 inches. The segments and eggs of this species are slightly larger than those of the dwarf tapeworm, which shares its genus. The life...

Rodent Tapeworm Hymenolepis microstoma
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The rodent tapeworm (Hymenolepis microstoma) is a parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species affects rodents across the world, causing hymenolepiasis, but it does not often affect humans. Most of the available information regarding tapeworms is derived from the studies conducted on this worm and the other members of its genus, Hymenolepis. These worms have...

Spirorbis spirorbis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Spirorbis spirorbis is a species of coiled polychaete worm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. It can be found in Ireland and Britain from the English Channel to northern areas of Norway. It attaches itself to eelgrass and seaweed in shallow water in small groups. The shell of this species is white in color and has a peripheral flange that attaches to the floating seaweeds. The worm...

Red Earthworm Lumbricus rubellus
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The red earthworm (Lumbricus rubellus) is a species of earthworm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. It is native to the British Isles and Europe, but has traveled across the world to areas with appropriate habitats. This worm prefers to reside in soil that contains high organic matter content, like feces, but it needs loose soils in order to move about and feed. The sustainability...

Redworm Eisenia fetida
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The redworm (Eisenia fetida), also known as the brandling worm, the tiger worm, the panfish worm, the trout worm, or the California worm, is a species of earth worm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. This species is native only to Europe, but it has been introduced into every country, excluding Antarctica, for vermicomposting purposes. Unlike other species of worm, the redworm does...

African Bullfrog Pyxicephalus adspersus
2013-07-26 19:23:35

The African Bullfrog (Pyxicephalus adspersus) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It is known also as the pixie frog because of its Latin name. It can be found in Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and possibly Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its natural habitats include dry and moist savanna,...

Crawfish Frog Rana areolata
2013-07-26 19:14:26

The Crawfish Frog (Rana areolata or Lithobates areolatus) is a medium-sized species of frog endemic to the prairies and grasslands of the central United States. Its name comes from the fact that it inhabits the burrows of crayfish for the majority of the year. The crawfish frog grows from 2.2 to 3.0 inches long. It ranges from yellow to brown in coloration, with a white ventral surface. The...

Moor Frog Rana arvalis
2013-07-26 19:02:45

The Moor Frog (Rana arvalis) is a slim, reddish brown colored, and semiaquatic amphibian that is native to Europe and Asia. It belongs to the Ranidae family, or true frogs. Ranidae, the family that the Moor Frog belongs to, is a wide group covering about 605 species. The family is like a "catch-all" for ranoid frogs that don't belong to any other families. Seeing that this is the case, the...

Dot Tailed Whiteface Leucorrhinia intacta
2013-07-24 12:47:06

The dot-tailed whiteface (Leucorrhinia intacta) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in North America. Its range includes many areas of Canada and the United States including Manitoba and Alberta in Canada and California, Idaho, Kansas, Ohio, and Utah in the United States, among many other areas. It prefers to reside near marshlands or areas with bogs, but it can also be found near...

Solomon Island Leaf Frog Ceratobatrachus guentheri
2013-07-24 11:47:38

The Solomon Island Leaf Frog (Ceratobatrachus guentheri) known also as the Solomon Island Eyelash Frog and Gunther's Triangle Frog, is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It is monotypic in the genus Ceratobatrachus. These frogs are medium sized terrestrial frogs located in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. On average, they are about three to four inches long, with the...

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.