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Animals in Indian Ocean

African PenguinAfrican Penguin
The only penguin species in Africa!
AlbatrossAlbatross
The largest wingspan of any bird!
Aldabra Giant TortoiseAldabra Giant Tortoise
One got to be 255 years old!
AngelfishAngelfish
There are 100 different species!
BarnacleBarnacle
Closely related to crabs and lobsters!
BarracudaBarracuda
Can grow to nearly 2 meters long!
BirdBird
Not all birds are able to fly!
Blue WhaleBlue Whale
The largest animal on Earth!
Bottle Nosed DolphinBottle Nosed Dolphin
Stays in groups from 15 to 2,000 in number!'
Bull SharkBull Shark
Unpredictable and aggressive temperament!
Butterfly FishButterfly Fish
There are more than 100 different species!
Clown FishClown Fish
Also known as the anemonefish!
CoralCoral
Thought to be around 70,000 different species!
CrabCrab
There are 93 different crab groups!
CuttlefishCuttlefish
Found throughout the world's oceans!
DodoDodo
Native to the island of Mauritius!
DolphinDolphin
Can reach speeds of up to 25 mph!
DugongDugong
Closely related to the Manatee!
Dusky DolphinDusky Dolphin
Communicates using whistles, squeaks and clicks!
Fin WhaleFin Whale
Found throughout ocean waters worldwide!
FishFish
Respire through the gills on their heads!
FlyFly
There are more than 240,000 different species!
FrigatebirdFrigatebird
Found inhabiting tropical islands and coasts!
Giant ClamGiant Clam
Can reach nearly 6ft in length!
Great White SharkGreat White Shark
Can grow to more than 8 meters long!
Grey Reef SharkGrey Reef Shark
One of the most common shark species!
Hammerhead SharkHammerhead Shark
Found in coastal waters around the world!
Hermit CrabHermit Crab
There are over 500 different species!
Horseshoe CrabHorseshoe Crab
Changed little in over 500 million years!
Humpback WhaleHumpback Whale
There are thought to be 80,000 left in the wild!
Indian Palm SquirrelIndian Palm Squirrel
Natively found in parts of India and Sri Lanka!
InsectInsect
There are an estimated 30 million species!
JellyfishJellyfish
Have tentacles around their mouths!
Killer WhaleKiller Whale
Typically consumes over 200 kg of food a day!
King CrabKing Crab
Can have a leg span of nearly 2 meters!
LionfishLionfish
Females can release up to 15,000 eggs at a time!
Little PenguinLittle Penguin
The smallest species of penguin!
LobsterLobster
Have been known to reach 100 years old!
Manta RayManta Ray
Can grow up to 9m wide!
Moray EelMoray Eel
Can grow to nearly 2 meters in length!
OctopusOctopus
There are around 300 different species!
OysterOyster
Can process up to 10 litres of water an hour!
PelicanPelican
Can have a wingspan of up to 3 meters!
PenguinPenguin
Spends 75% of it's time hunting for food!
PrawnPrawn
Closely related to crabs and lobsters!
Puffer FishPuffer Fish
The second most poisonous creature in the world!
Rockhopper PenguinRockhopper Penguin
There are 3 different species!
Scorpion FishScorpion Fish
There are more than 200 recognised species!
Sea LionSea Lion
It's flippers allow it to walk on the land!
Sea SlugSea Slug
Also commonly known as a Sea Cucumber!
Sea SquirtSea Squirt
There are more than 3,000 known species!
Sea TurtleSea Turtle
Always return to the same beach to lay eggs!
Sea UrchinSea Urchin
Can live for up to 200 years!
SeahorseSeahorse
Highly endangered due to overhunting!
SealSeal
There are 30 different species worldwide!
ShrimpShrimp
There are 2,000 different species worldwide!
SnailSnail
There are nearly 1,000 different species!
Sperm WhaleSperm Whale
Each tooth weighs 1kg!
Spiny DogfishSpiny Dogfish
Found in ocean waters worldwide!
SpongeSponge
There are more than 5,000 known species!
SquidSquid
Some species are known to have 10 arms!
StarfishStarfish
Has 2 stomachs to aid digestion!
StingrayStingray
It's stinger is razor-sharp or serrated!
TangTang
Found around shallow coral reefs!
Tiger SharkTiger Shark
The fourth biggest species of shark in the world!
TropicbirdTropicbird
Nests on tropical islands and cliffs!
Whale SharkWhale Shark
The largest species of fish in the world!
WrasseWrasse
There are more than 500 different species!
Zebra SharkZebra Shark
Can get to be 30 years old in the wild!