They move slowly, feeding mostly on algae. Sea otters, wolf eels, triggerfish, and other predators feed on them. Their “roe” (actually the gonads) is a delicacy in many cuisines. These guys are sensitive to touch, light, and chemicals. Although they do not have eyes or eye spots, recent research suggests that their entire body might function as one compound eye.
These fish are able to move their eyes independently, and many species can change the color or intensity of their patterns in response to environmental changes. In these respects they are somewhat similar to the terrestrial chameleon. Although most of these fish are drab, many have bright colors and distinctive markings and make no attempt to hide from predators.
These guys are in the viper family and they sense warm-blooded prey through pits on each side of its head. Adults usually grow to a total length of 20–37 in, although some may exceed 3.3 ft. Males are usually larger than females. The maximum length reported for this species is 53.0 in.
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The species are excellent swimmers and divers but also moves quickly on land, even over rugged, mountainous terrain. The species has a life span of approximately 25 to 30 years. They can attain a body length of 5.9 to 8.2 ft with a 2.0 to 3.9 in short stubby tail and 500 lb in weight.
These guys are actually large rodents, second in size only to beavers. These guys are listed on the Red List of Threatened Animals but in their home range, they are actually listed as endangered. Habitat loss if the number one reason these guys are becoming more scarce.
While many species are native to tropical and subtropical regions, some genera such as Aedes have successfully adapted to cooler regions. In the warm and humid tropical regions, they are active the entire year long; however, in temperate regions they hibernate over winter.
These guys possess a unique predation behavior characterized by the ability of preying both within its natural habitat (where it is the apex predator) and out of its normal range, which often results in unpredicted attacks on almost any other animal equal or smaller in size.
Body of a dead humpback whale is seen in Omonville-la-Rogue, north-west France, a rare species to the Channel. A French fishermen brought the whale back in his nets, saying that it was already dead from ingesting plastic debris when it was caught in the nets. (AFP Photo)