astronomy-to-zoology:

Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis tickelliae)

…a small species of Old World flycatcher (Muscicapidae) which breeds in tropical Asia, from the Indian Subcontient eastwards to Southeast Asia. C. tickelliae is a forest loving species which typically inhabits areas with thick cover and shade. Like other Old World flycatchers Tickell’s blue flycatcher is primarily insectivorous, catching a wide range of insects in flight, and occasionally on the ground. 

the name of Cyornis tickelliae commemorates the British ornithologist Samuel Tickell, who did research in India and Burma.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Passeriformes-Muscicapidae-Cyornis-C. tickelliae

Images: JJ Harrison and Sumeet Moghe 

astronomy-to-zoology:

Sleepy Sponge Crab (Dromia dormia)
Also known as the common sponge crab, the sleepy sponge crab is a species of “sponge crab” (Dromiidae) which boasts a widespread distribution in the Indo-Pacific region. With its range extending from East Africa and the Red Sea through the Malay Archipelago, south to Queensland, north of China and Japan, and east to Hawaii and French Polynesia. Like other members of the family Dromiidae D. dormia will camouflage itself by cutting off a large piece of a sponge and placing it on its back, using its modified pair of back legs to keep it in place. 
Classification
Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Decapoda-Brachyura-Dromiidae-Dromia-D. dormia
Image: Sasquatch
  • Camera: SeaLife DC300/DC310
  • Aperture: f/3.5
  • Exposure: 1/287th
  • Focal Length: 7mm

astronomy-to-zoology:

Sleepy Sponge Crab (Dromia dormia)

Also known as the common sponge crab, the sleepy sponge crab is a species of “sponge crab” (Dromiidae) which boasts a widespread distribution in the Indo-Pacific region. With its range extending from East Africa and the Red Sea through the Malay Archipelago, south to Queensland, north of China and Japan, and east to Hawaii and French Polynesia. Like other members of the family Dromiidae D. dormia will camouflage itself by cutting off a large piece of a sponge and placing it on its back, using its modified pair of back legs to keep it in place. 

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Decapoda-Brachyura-Dromiidae-Dromia-D. dormia

Image: Sasquatch