An Imperial urchin (Phyllacanthus imperialis) at the Oklahoma Aquarium.
An imperial urchin (Phyllacanthus imperialis) at the Oklahoma Aquarium.
An Iraqi spiny-tailed lizard (Saara loricata) at Prague Zoo. This is the male. It can use its thick tail as a form of defense. It spends most of the year underground and is only active during the spring.
A Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum) at the San Antonio Zoo. The orange coloration helps it blend into the rocky outcroppings and soil that it inhabits.
A juvenile male giant stick insect (Spinohirasea bengalensis) at the Moscow Zoo.
Spiny forest katydid (Phricta spinosa) from the Melbourne Museum
Thorny devil (Moloch horridus) from the Melbourne Museum
A red king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) at the Alaska SeaLife Center.
A Kangaroo Island echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus multiaculeatus) at the LA Zoo.
A desert spiny lizard (Sceloporus magister) at the LA Zoo.
A Garrido’s crested anole (Anolis barbatus) from a private collection.
An Eastern bearded dragon (Pogona barbata) at Wild Life Sydney Zoo.
A Hosmer’s spiny-tailed skink (Egernia hosmeri) at Wild Life Sydney Zoo.
A giant sea cucumber (Isostichopus badionotus) at Pure Aquariums from the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab.
An Eastern water dragon (Physignathus lesueurii lesueurii) at the Wild Life Sydney Zoo.
Boyd’s forest dragon (Hypsilurus boydii) at the Wild Life Sydney Zoo.
Texas horned toad (Phrynosoma cornutum) at the Fort Worth Zoo.
A marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) on Espanola Island in Galapagos National Park.
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