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A critically endangered addax (Addax nasomaculatus) at the Denver Zoo.

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Two emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) at SeaWorld San Diego.

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Two emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) at SeaWorld San Diego.

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Two emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) at SeaWorld San Diego.

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Two emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri) at SeaWorld San Diego.

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Bat sea stars (Patiria miniata) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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Bat sea stars (Patiria miniata) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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Olive nerite snails (Neritina reclivata) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Flagfin shiner (Pteronotropis signipinnis) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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An undescribed species of Lake Phalen rainbow darter (Etheostoma cf. caeruleam) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee. Unlike other rainbow darters, this population is notably distinct for it’s smaller adult size, different shade of blue, and it’s presence in a lake rather than streams. They spawn on several hundred feet of exposed rock in an urban lake in St. Paul, MN, surrounded by large residential homes.

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An undescribed species of Lake Phalen rainbow darter (Etheostoma cf. caeruleam) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee. Unlike other rainbow darters, this population is notably distinct for it’s smaller adult size, different shade of blue, and it’s presence in a lake rather than streams. They spawn on several hundred feet of exposed rock in an urban lake in St. Paul, MN, surrounded by large residential homes.

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A citico darter (Etheostoma sitikuense) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Lined topminnows (Fundulus lineolatus) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee. The male has vertical banding.

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Lined topminnows (Fundulus lineolatus) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee. The male has vertical banding.

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A Gulf Coast pygmy sunfish (Elassoma gilberti) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Least killifish (Heterandria formosa) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Least killifish (Heterandria formosa) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Orangetail shiner fish (Pteronotropis merlini) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Rainbow shiners (Notropis chrosomus) in spawning colors, from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

This species has translucent color from pink to golden with a silver-black stripe along its flanks. The base of its fins are of a reddish color. Adult males change their color during the mating period. Their ventral fins become blue, their head turns purple and their nose turns red.

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Rainbow shiners (Notropis chrosomus) in spawning colors, from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

This species has translucent color from pink to golden with a silver-black stripe along its flanks. The base of its fins are of a reddish color. Adult males change their color during the mating period. Their ventral fins become blue, their head turns purple and their nose turns red.

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Savannah darters (Etheostoma fricksium) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Savannah darters (Etheostoma fricksium) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Two nerite snails (Neritina semiconica) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove.

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Two tiger nerite snails (Neritina gagates) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove.

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Two garden fruit chafers (Pachnoda aemula) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove.

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Two garden fruit chafers (Pachnoda aemula) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove.

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Two Zanzibar red bishops (Euplectes nigroventris) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove. The male is more colorful than the female.

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Two Zanzibar red bishops (Euplectes nigroventris) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove. The male is more colorful than the female.

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Two cape sparrows (Passer melanurus) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove. The male has black chest and face.

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Two Costa Rican redleg tarantulas (Megaphobema mesomelas) from a private collection. The male is smaller.

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Limia dominicensis at Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic. This species is from Hispaniola. The smaller of the two is a young male, with color. The female is plain and much larger.

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