Data Deficient Animals

Published: January 1, 2021
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Data Deficient Species

A Anchovies

November 12th is celebrated as National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day

A Arapaima

One of the largest freshwater fish

A Bigfin Reef Squid 
Bigfin Reef Squid 

Can change color through use of chromatophores

A Black Marlin
Black Marlin

Every black marlin is born as a female.

A Boelen’s python
Boelen’s python

A single hatchling can go for over $5,000 as a pet.

A Cat Snake
Cat Snake

Some cat snakes have a prehensile tail that helps them climb into trees.

A Cobras

Several medicines have been created using cobra venom.

A Dragonfish

Dragonfish can emit red light from their eyes

A Dusky Dolphin
Dusky Dolphin

Communicates using whistles, squeaks and clicks!

A Hagfish

Can use slime to suffocate marine predators or escape capture

A Horn Shark
Horn Shark

Endemic to the Californian coast!

A Horse

Has evolved over 50 million years!

A Humboldt Squid
Humboldt Squid

The Humboldt squid can change colors to communicate

A John Dory
John Dory

The John Dory is often labeled one of the ugliest fish in the world and has no known relatives.

A Killer Whale
Killer Whale

Typically consumes over 200 kg of food a day!

A Leptocephalus

Leptocephali have flat bodies filled with jelly-like substances, surrounded by a thin layer of muscle.

A Pipefish

The male pipefish has the ability to carry fertilized eggs with him

A Polka Dot Stingray
Polka Dot Stingray

Can detect electrical fields from other creatures

A Python

Female pythons lay eggs and defend them until they hatch.

A Snailfish

The deepest ocean-dweller is a snailfish who was found over 26,700 feet below sea level.

A Spider-Tailed Horned Viper
Spider-Tailed Horned Viper

They like to hide in crevices on the sides of cliffs, waiting for prey.

A Viperfish

Viperfish have a bioluminescent spine on their dorsal fin.

A Yeti Crab
Yeti Crab

The yeti crab has hairy arms, which collect bacteria to feed on

Data Deficient Species List

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