River water information: The watercourses include open (in the sense of non-underground) waters, which, in contrast to the standing waters (for example lake), are in constant, flowing motion. Natural river waters are in ascending magnitude: trickle, stream, river and stream. The delineation of the individual rivers is very uneven in the literature.
Characteristics Name: Frogfish Other names: Antennae Latin name: Antennariidae Class: Fish Size: 2 - 40cm (species dependent) Weight:? Age: unknown Appearance: dependent on species (red, yellow, brown or green possible), pattern variable (striped, spotted or monochrome) Sex dimorphism:?
Character Name: Elk Latin Name: Alces alces Class: Mammals Size: up to 2.5m high Weight: 400 - 700kg Age: 6 - 18 years Appearance: dark brown Sex Dimorphism: Yes Diet type: Herbivore (herbivor) food: Leaves, young shoots, Aquatic Plants Distribution: North America, Northern Europe, North Asia Sleep-wake cycle: diurnal Habitat: Coniferous forests Natural enemies: bear, wolf Sexual maturity: with approx.
Characteristics Name: Bengal Tiger Other names: King Tiger, Indian Tiger Latin name: Panthera tigris tigris Class: Mammals Size: up to 3m in length Weight: 150 - 300kg Age: 12 - 15 years Appearance: reddish yellow coat with black stripes, white fur on lower abdomen Sex dimorphism: Yes Diet type: Carnivore Food: Small mammals Distribution: Indian subcontinent Primary Origin: India Sleep / wake cycle: dusk and nocturnal Habit: Wet forest, rainforest Natural enemies: / Sexual maturation: age 3 - 5 Pairing time: March - May gestation period: 95 - 110 days litter size: 2 - 6 juveniles social behavior: loner endangered: yes You can find further profiles of animals in the Encyclopaedia of Animals.
Characteristics Name: polar bear Other names: polar bear Latin name: Ursus maritimus class: mammals size: 2 - 3m weight: up to 300kg age: 15-25 years appearance: white-yellow coat sex dimorphism: yes food type: carnivore food: seals , Walrus, fish Distribution: Arctic (North Pole) Primary Origin: Arctic Sleep / wake cycle: diurnal Habitat: polar region Natural enemies: / Sexual maturity: approx.
Characteristics Name: Humpback whale Latin name: Megaptera novaeangliae Class: mammals Size: 12 - 20m Body length Weight: 20t - 40t Age: 30 - 40 years Appearance: white belly, black top Sex dimorphism: no Diet type: fish eater (piscivor) Food: fish, jellyfish and cuttlefish Distribution: worldwide Habitat: Ocean Natural enemies: no Sexually mature: about the age of five Mating season: all year Tragi: 11 - 12 months Litter size: 1 cub Social behavior: loner Endangered species: yes You can find more species of animals in the Encyclopaedia.
Characteristics Name: Bison Other names: American Buffalo Latin Name: Bison Class: Mammals Size: 2,00 - 3,80m Length of body Weight: 500 - 900kg Age: 10 - 20 years Appearance: dark brown coat Sex Dimorphismus: Yes Nutrition Type: Herbivore (herbivor) Food: Plants and grasses Distribution: North America, Europe Sleep / wake cycle: active in the daytime Habitat: open grasslands, steppe natural enemies: no Sexual maturation: between the age of three and six years Mating time:?
Character Title: Dingo Other Names: Wild Dog Latin Name: Canis lupus dingo Class: Mammals Size: up to 120cm (head-hull length) Weight: 10 - 20kg Age: 8 - 10 years Appearance: short, gold-brown coat Gender Dimorphism: Yes Type of Diet: Carnivore Food: small mammals, mammals, insects, rodents Origin: Australia Sleep / Wake: nocturnal Habit: semi-arid, desert, tropical rainforests Natural enemies: jackal, snakes Sexual maturity: approx from the second or
Characteristics Name: Fennek Other names: Wüstenfuchs Latin name: Vulpes zerda Class: Mammals Size: 30 - 40cm Weight: 800 - 1400g Age: 6 - 15 years Appearance: sandy brown Sexual dimorphism: No Diet type: Omnivorous (omnivorous) Food: Lizards, Rodents , Tubers, bird's eggs Origin: North Africa Sleep / wake cycle: nocturnal Habit: semi-arid, desert Natural enemies: hyena, jackal Sexual maturation: with the second year of mating: January - February gestation period: approx.
Characteristics Name: Yellow-eared Beetle Other Names: Common Yellowstone Latin Name: Dytiscus marginalis Class: Insects Size: 2,7 - 3,5 cm Weight:? Age: 2 - 5 years Appearance: oval body, black-green body, yellow margins Sex dimorphism: yes Nutrition type:? Food: juvenile fish, tadpoles, larvae distribution: Europe, Asia, North America origin: unknown sleep-wake cycle: nocturnal habitat: preferably in stagnant waters such as lakes and ponds with vegetation natural enemies: fish sexual maturity: unknown mating season: March - April oviposition : 100 - 500 Eggs Behavior: Least Endangered: No You can find further profiles of animals in the Encyclopaedia of Animals.
Characteristics Name: Flea Latin name: Siphonaptera Class: Insects Size: 1 - 5mm Weight:? Age: A few weeks to 1.5 years Appearance: six-legged, small proboscis, enlarged abdomen Sex dimorphism: No Nutrition Type: Blood Hater (Haematophagus) Food: Blood Distribution: Worldwide Habitat: Near the Host Natural enemies:?
Characteristics Name: Donkey Other names: Domestic Latin Name: Equus asinus asinus Class: Mammals Size: 100 - 150cm Weight: 100 - 350kg Age: 10 - 35 years Appearance: gray, brown Sex Dimorph: Yes Diet Type: Herbivore Food: Grass Distribution: worldwide native origin: probably Asia or Africa sleep-wake-up-rhythm: nocturnal and nocturnal habitat: mountain, steppe, arid areas natural predators: predatory animals sexual maturity: with 2 - 3 years mating season: throughout the year gestation period: 12 - 14 months litter size: 1 - 2 juveniles Social behavior: Family group Threatened by extinction: Do not endanger buzzard, endangered wild ass Find more profiles of animals in the Encyclopaedia.
Characteristics Name: Peacock butterfly Latin name: Aglais io Class: Insects Size: about 5cm wing span Weight:? Age: maximum six months Appearance: brown-red to orange Base color Sex dimorphism: No Diet type: Vegetable mammal Food: Flower nectar, flower pollen Distribution: Europe and Asia Origin: unknown Sleep / wake cycle: diurnal Habitat: Parks and forests with stinging nettles Natural enemies: / Sexual maturity: with the hatching to full-blown butterfly Mating season: twice a year (July and September) Oviposition: 50 - 150 Eggs Social behavior: Lonely Endangered species: No You will find further profiles of animals in the Encyclopaedia of Animals.
Characteristics Name: Gray heron Other names: heron Latin name: Ardea cinerea Class: birds Size: 0.9 - 1 m Weight: 0.8 - 2.0 kg Age: 20 - 35 years Appearance: gray-white plumage, black wing-wings, yellow-orange beak Sex Dimorphism: No Nutrition Type: preferably fish eater (piscivor) food: fish, frogs, insects, crustaceans, bird eggs Distribution: Europe, Asia and Africa Primary Origin: unknown Sleep / wake cycle: diurnal Habitat: near standing - and running waters natural enemies: Marten, Milan, Raven Sexual maturity: after the second year of mating season: March - June breeding season: 24 - 26 days nesting size: 4 - 5 eggs social behavior: loner or colony-forming Endangered species: no You will find further profiles of animals in the animal lexicon.
Characteristics Name: Grottenolm Other names: Olm Latin name: Proteus anguinus Class: amphibians Size: 20 - 30cm Weight: 15 - 20g Age: 50 - 100 years Appearance: pink skin Sex dimorphism: no Food: crustaceans Distribution: Dinaric mountain Habitat: underground freshwater lakes natural enemies: / sexual maturity: between the 15th
Characteristics Name: Kakapo Other names: Owl Parrot Latin name: Strigops habroptilus Class: Birds Size: 58 - 65cm Weight: 1.5 - 4kg Age: 40 - 60 years Appearance: Mossy green back plumage, yellow-green belly plumage Sexual dimorphism: Yes Diet type:? Food: Bee pollen, fruits, seeds, leaves Distribution: New Zealand Original Origin: New Zealand Sleep / wake cycle: nocturnal Habitat: unspecified, a.
Characteristics Name: Common wood trestle Latin name: Ixodes ricinus Class: Arachnids Size: approx. 5mm Weight:? Age: 2 - 3 years Appearance: red, brown or black shell Sex dimorphism: yes Nutrition type: blood-eaters (hematophagus) Nutrition: blood (female hornbill only) Distribution: Europe Original Origin: sleep-wake-up rhythm: diurnal Habitat: deciduous and Mixed forests with tall grass or shrubs natural enemies: roundworms, birds Sexual maturity:?
Characteristics Name: Hare Latin name: Leporidae Class: mammals Size: 25 - 75cm Weight: 500 - 7000g Age: 5 - 10 years Appearance: gray, brown Sex Dimorphismus: Yes Nutrition Type: Herbivore (herbivor) Food: Grasses, Herbs, Leaves Distribution: world-wide origin: Europe sleep-wake rhythm: diurnal habitat: unspecific natural enemies: birds of prey, fox, martens sexual maturity: approx.
Characteristics Name: Hamster Latin name: Cricetinae Class: mammals Size: 5 - 30cm Weight: 100 - 600g Age: maximum 2 years Appearance: golden-brown Sex Dimorphism: yes Nutrition Type: predominantly herbivores Food: Plants, roots, crops, seeds , Insects Distribution: Europe and Asia Primary Origin: North Africa Sleep Awake-Rhythm: twilight and nocturnal Habitat: deserts, steppes Natural enemies: owls, birds of prey, weasels Sexual maturity: after 1 - 2 months Mating season: January - March gestation period: 16 - 20 days Litter size: 1 - 12 juveniles Social behavior: Loner Endangered: No You can find further profiles of animals in the Encyclopaedia of Animals.
Characteristics Name: Capuchin Monkey Latin name: Cebinae class: mammals size: up to 60cm weight: 2 - 4,5kg age: 15 - 25 years appearance: species-dependent sexual dimorphism: yes nutrition type: omnivore food: insects, small vertebrates, fruits, Bird eggs Origin: Central America, South America native origin: unknown sleep-wake-rhythm: diurnal habitat: rainforest natural enemies: birds of prey, big cats sexual maturity: from about the fifth year of life mating season: year-round gestation period: 150 - 180 days litter size: 1 young social behavior: pack animal Vom Endangered species: No You can find more animal species in the Encyclopaedia of Animals.
Characteristics Name: Colorado beetle Other names: Colorado beetle Latin name: Leptinotarsa decemlineata Class: Insects Size: about 15mm Weight:? Age: up to 2 years Appearance: yellow-orange tank with black stripes Sex dimorphism: No Diet type: Herbivore Food: Potato plant Distribution: Worldwide Origin: Colorado (USA) Sleep / wake cycle: diurnal Habitat: Potato fields Natural enemies: / Sexual maturity:?