Isaac Walter

Team 7.3 Omaha Zoo trip
May 1, 2014

Can change the color of its neon stripe

Common name: Neon Tetra                                 Scientific name: Paracheirodon innesi

Biome: Fresh water in tropical waters             Habitat: Rivers and streams

                                                                               Home Range: Northern part of South Africa

Fish Adaptions                                                                      Neon Tetra's Adaptions

Fins                                                                         neon stripe that changes color depending on                                                                                   the light around them

Scales                                                              small adipose fin on their dorsal side at the tail                                                                                                 end of their bodies.

Eyes                                                                    they have a single row of dentary teeth.

Mouth                                                               their bright colors make it hard for predators to                                                                                          single out one target

Back Bone (vertabrate)                               Eggs hatch within 24-30 hours after fertilization

                                                                           which means less time for predators to eat them

Female can lay 1000-2000 eggs at a time

Common name: Ornate Horned Frog       scientific name: Ceratophrys ornata

Biome: Jungle                                                    Habitat: Woodlands of South Africa

                                                        Home Range:Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Brazil.

Amphibian's Adaptions                                                         Ornate Horned Frog

  Long sticky tongue                                               Wide Mouths for eating prey easily

Strong hind legs                                                           Can Hibernate for up to six months

eyes that bulge to see different angles                       female lays 1000-2000 eggs

moist skin to reduce water loss                         When tadpoles hatch they will eat live worms

male has a long thick tail and elongated foreclaw

Common name: Yellow-Bloched Map Turtle

       (Endangered Species)                         scientific name: Graptemys flavimaculata

Biome: freshwater streams             Habitat: rapid current sand and clay bottomed

                                                                            Home Range: Mississippi in the United States

Reptile Adaptions:                                                  Yellow-blotched Map Turtle adaptions:

Lay eggs on land                                                          Spikes on its  Shell to ward off predators

lungs to breathe on land                               has a shell for protection

Dry skin and scales for protection           male has a long thick tail and elongated foreclaw

Exothermic                                                 Its olive green shell camouflages it from predators

      A backbone                            have a very high home range male averages 1.1 miles

Can hold 5-20 fish in its bill

Common name: Tuffed Puffin                                 Scientific name:Fratercula cirrhata

Biome: Coastal saltwater                                             Habitat: Saltwater oceans

                                                                                  Home Range: West coast of North America

Bird Adaptations:                                                             Tuffed Puffin Adaptations:

Feathers                                                                       Black feathers to keep in sunlight

Wings                                                                                can hold 5-20 fish in its bill

  Beak/bill                                                                      Adult can eat its food underwater

   Claws                                                     Can life almost its entire life in seas/ocean

Does not hibernate during the winter

Common name: Deer Mouse                        scientific name: Peromyscus maniculatus

(Native to North America)

Biome: Woodlands,Plain,Bushy areas                Habitat: Hollow trees, burrow underground                                                   Home Range: North America

Mammal Adaptions:                                                Deer Mouse Adaptions:

Covered with Hair                                                 White underbelly, (Camouflage from under)

Endothermic                                                           Can adapt to thin air in high areas

Specialized teeth                                                 Do not hibernate during the winter

Highly Developed Brain                                        Large eyes for good sight

Young are nursed with milk                               Breed during the winter                        

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