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Atala Butterfly

The Atala, Eumaeus atala, is a small colorful butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. It is found in southeastern Florida, the Bahamas, Cuba, the Cayman Islands (probable on other Caribbean islands in archipelago). Its coloration and habits are unique among butterflies within its range.

Barrier Island

Found on Key Biscayne.

Brittle Star

The ophiuroids generally have five long, slender, whip-like arms which may reach up to 60 cm (24 in) in length on the largestspecimens.

Crandon Park

A view

Crandon Park

Another view of trails in Crandon Park.

Deer Cowrie

This species is mainly distributed in the tropical Atlantic Ocean including the Caribbean Sea, and in the waters off South Carolina, Florida, Mexico, Brazil, Cuba and the Bermudas. Is a species of large sea snail.

Fig sphinx

Is a moth of the Sphingidae family. It lives from the northern tip of South America in Uruguay through Central America to the southern tip of the United States straying into Arizona and Texas.

Giant Hermit Crab

Most of the 1100 species possess an asymmetrical abdomen which is concealed in an empty gastropod shell carried around by the hermit crab.

Male Land Crab

They live in all the world's oceans, in fresh water, and on land, are generally covered with a thick exoskeleton and have a single pair of claws.

Moth

Are a group of insects related to the butterflies and belonging to the order Lepidoptera. Most lepidopterans are moths and there are thought to be approximately 160,000 species of moth.

Octopus Eggs

Under the microscope.

Peacock

The term peacock is properly reserved for the male; the female is known as a peahen, and the immature offspring are sometimes called peachick.

Porkfish

Is a species of grunt native to the western Atlantic Ocean from Florida to Brazil and the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. This nocturnal species inhabits areas of reef or with rocky substrates at depths of from 2 to 20 metres (6.6 to 65.6 ft). It can reach a length of 40.6 centimetres (16.0 in) TL though most do not exceed 25 centimetres (9.8 in).

Puffer Fish

The scientific name, Tetraodontidae, refers to the four large teeth, fused into an upper and lower plate, which are used for crushing the shells of crustaceans and mollusks, their natural prey.

Raccoon

The raccoon sometimes spelled racoon also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, northern raccoon and colloquially as coon. It is a medium-sized mammal native to North America.

Sargassum Fish

Is a frogfish of the family Antennariidae, the only species in its genus. It lives among Sargassum seaweed which floats in subtropical oceans.

Sea Cucumber Eviseration

They eject parts of the gut in order to scare and defend against potential predators such as crabs and fish. The organs are regenerated in a few days by cells in the interior of the sea cucumber.

Squid

Squid are cephalopods and comprises around 816 species. Squid are strong swimmers and certain species can "fly" for short distances out of the water.

Stickbug

The Phasmatodea (sometimes called Phasmida or Phasmatoptera) are an order of insects, whose members are variously known as stick insects (in Europe and Australasia), walking sticks or stick-bugs (in the United States and Canada), phasmids, ghost insects and leaf insects (generally the family Phylliidae).

Sunrise

On Crandon Park

Walking Stickbug

The Phasmatodea (sometimes called Phasmida or Phasmatoptera) are an order of insects, whose members are variously known as stick insects (in Europe and Australasia), walking sticks or stick-bugs (in the United States and Canada), phasmids, ghost insects and leaf insects (generally the family Phylliidae).