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Animals in Indian Ocean

African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus)African Penguin
The only penguin species in Africa!
Albatross (Diomedeidae)Albatross
The largest wingspan of any bird!
Aldabra Giant Tortoise (Geochelone gigantea)Aldabra Giant Tortoise
One got to be 255 years old!
Angelfish (Pomacanthidae)Angelfish
There are 100 different species!
Barnacle (Cirripedia)Barnacle
Closely related to crabs and lobsters!
Barracuda (Sphyraena)Barracuda
Can grow to nearly 2 meters long!
BirdBird
Not all birds are able to fly!
Blue Whale (Balsenoptera musculus)Blue Whale
The largest animal on Earth!
Bottle Nosed Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus)Bottle Nosed Dolphin
Stays in groups from 15 to 2,000 in number!'
Bull Shark (Carcharhinus Leucas)Bull Shark
Unpredictable and aggressive temperament!
Butterfly Fish (Chaetodontidae)Butterfly Fish
There are more than 100 different species!
Clown Fish (Amphiprioninae)Clown Fish
Also known as the anemonefish!
Coral (Anthozoa)Coral
Thought to be around 70,000 different species!
Crab (Brachyura)Crab
There are 93 different crab groups!
Cuttlefish (Sepiida)Cuttlefish
Found throughout the world's oceans!
Dodo (Raphus Cucullatus)Dodo
Native to the island of Mauritius!
Dolphin (Delphinus Delphis)Dolphin
Can reach speeds of up to 25 mph!
Dugong (Dugong Dugon)Dugong
Closely related to the Manatee!
Dusky Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus)Dusky Dolphin
Communicates using whistles, squeaks and clicks!
Fin Whale (Balaenoptera Physalus)Fin Whale
Found throughout ocean waters worldwide!
FishFish
Respire through the gills on their heads!
Fly (Diptera)Fly
There are more than 240,000 different species!
Frigatebird (Fregata)Frigatebird
Found inhabiting tropical islands and coasts!
Giant Clam (Tridacna Gigas)Giant Clam
Can reach nearly 6ft in length!
Great White Shark (Carcharodon Carcharias)Great White Shark
Can grow to more than 8 meters long!
Grey Reef Shark (Carcharhinus Amblyrhynchos)Grey Reef Shark
One of the most common shark species!
Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna Zygaena)Hammerhead Shark
Found in coastal waters around the world!
Hermit Crab (Paguroidea)Hermit Crab
There are over 500 different species!
Horseshoe Crab (Limulidae)Horseshoe Crab
Changed little in over 500 million years!
Humpback Whale (Megaptera Novaeangliae)Humpback Whale
There are thought to be 80,000 left in the wild!
Indian Palm Squirrel (Funambulus Palmarum)Indian Palm Squirrel
Natively found in parts of India and Sri Lanka!
Insect (Insecta)Insect
There are an estimated 30 million species!
Jellyfish (Cnidaria Scyphozoa Aurelia)Jellyfish
Have tentacles around their mouths!
Killer Whale (Orcinus Orca)Killer Whale
Typically consumes over 200 kg of food a day!
King Crab (Lopholithodes Mandtii)King Crab
Can have a leg span of nearly 2 meters!
Lionfish (Pterois volitans)Lionfish
Females can release up to 15,000 eggs at a time!
Little Penguin (Eudyptula Minor)Little Penguin
The smallest species of penguin!
Lobster (Nephropidae)Lobster
Have been known to reach 100 years old!
Manta Ray (Manta Birostris)Manta Ray
Can grow up to 9m wide!
Moray Eel (Muraenidae)Moray Eel
Can grow to nearly 2 meters in length!
Octopus (Octopus Vulgaris)Octopus
There are around 300 different species!
Oyster (Ostreidae)Oyster
Can process up to 10 litres of water an hour!
Pelican (Pelecanus Occidentalis)Pelican
Can have a wingspan of up to 3 meters!
Penguin (Aptenodytes Forsteri)Penguin
Spends 75% of it's time hunting for food!
Prawn (Dendrobranchiata)Prawn
Closely related to crabs and lobsters!
Puffer Fish (Tetraodontidae)Puffer Fish
The second most poisonous creature in the world!
Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes Chrysocome)Rockhopper Penguin
There are 3 different species!
Scorpion Fish (Scorpaenidae)Scorpion Fish
There are more than 200 recognised species!
Sea Lion (Otariidae)Sea Lion
It's flippers allow it to walk on the land!
Sea Slug (Holothuroidea)Sea Slug
Also commonly known as a Sea Cucumber!
Sea Squirt (Urochordata)Sea Squirt
There are more than 3,000 known species!
Sea Turtle (Chelonioidea)Sea Turtle
Always return to the same beach to lay eggs!
Sea Urchin (Echinoidea)Sea Urchin
Can live for up to 200 years!
Seahorse (Hippocampus)Seahorse
Highly endangered due to overhunting!
Seal (Phoca vitulina)Seal
There are 30 different species worldwide!
Shrimp (Caridea)Shrimp
There are 2,000 different species worldwide!
Snail (Achatinoidea  )Snail
There are nearly 1,000 different species!
Sperm Whale (Physeter Macrocephalus)Sperm Whale
Each tooth weighs 1kg!
Spiny Dogfish (Squalus Acanthias)Spiny Dogfish
Found in ocean waters worldwide!
Sponge (Demospongiae)Sponge
There are more than 5,000 known species!
Squid (Teuthida )Squid
Some species are known to have 10 arms!
Starfish (Protoreaster Nodosus)Starfish
Has 2 stomachs to aid digestion!
Stingray (Dasyatis Centroura)Stingray
It's stinger is razor-sharp or serrated!
Tang (Acanthuridae)Tang
Found around shallow coral reefs!
Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo Cuvier)Tiger Shark
The fourth biggest species of shark in the world!
Tropicbird (Phaethon)Tropicbird
Nests on tropical islands and cliffs!
Whale Shark (Rhincodon Typus)Whale Shark
The largest species of fish in the world!
Wrasse (Labridae)Wrasse
There are more than 500 different species!
Zebra Shark (Stegostoma Fasciatum)Zebra Shark
Can get to be 30 years old in the wild!
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