Friday 30 March 2018

Blunt-headed Burrowing Frog

Image: Khunpolrattachana
Glyphoglossus molossus
Now that is a face.

Or... most of one, at least.

Wednesday 28 March 2018

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.

Sunday 25 March 2018

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.

Friday 23 March 2018

In the Pink

Image: Bernard DUPONT

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Bony-eared Assfish

Image: Royal BC Museum
Acanthonus armatus
Now, that's just rude.

Sunday 18 March 2018

Trilobite Beetle

Image: budak
Trilobite Beetles are beetles of eternal youth! Or is it eternal age? After all, it's a beetle that never quite grows up but at the same looks a lot like a 250 million-year-old trilobite.

I guess you just can't keep a good arthropod down.

Friday 16 March 2018


Image: Steve Jurvetson
Proof yet again that nature is the best sculptor!

That's what happens when you have a billion years of experience.

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Red Cushion Sea Star

Image: James St. John
Oreaster reticulatus
This is quite possibly the most uncomfortable cushion I've ever seen.

Sunday 11 March 2018

Mud Dragon

Image: WoRMS Editorial Board
From the sounds of it, this must surely be the lowliest of all dragons. Fire dragons soar overhead, frost dragons slumber in beautiful ice lairs, swamp dragons brood in their stinking miasmas, even flightless flu dragons get to lie in bed all day.

What do poor old Mud Dragons get? They get to wriggle. In the mud. Hmmm... Someone drew a very short straw.