The spider that looks like a wolf and other unusual creatures

Posted on 9 November 2018

What do the sea bunny, Mexican walking fish and bunny harvestman all have in common? The answer is nothing to do with rabbits, but with the fact that each of these creatures in some way resembles an animals from a different species.


The bunny harvestman

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This arachnid, discovered in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador, looks weirdly like a cartoon wolf or bunny rabbit. About the size of a human fingernail, the bunny harvestman may have a creepy appearance, but is in fact completely harmless, with no venom glands.

The harvestman is a member of the daddy long-legs family. There are roughly 6 650 species of harvestman arachnids across the planet. Watch the video below to see this critter in action.


Source: Bizarre Spider In Ecuador Closely Resembles A Bunny Rabbit by EcuadorMegadiverso


Sea bunny

Affectionately known as the sea bunny, the cute Jorunna parava is in fact a highly toxic sea slug of the deep that measures up to 25mm in length. The sea bunny looks almost fluffy and has two pointed ‘ears’ and a ‘tail’. The sea bunny’s ‘fur’ is actually caryophyllidia (sensory tubercles). The ‘ears’ are antennae that are sensory organs used for chemoreception.

There are various colours of sea bunnies, from brown and white to yellow and blue. Each variation resembles similar bunny characteristics, although the white and brown sea bunny most resembles its namesake.


The axolotl


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Known as the Mexican walking fish, the axolotl is in fact a type of amphibian known as the neotenic salamander and not a fish at all. Unlike other amphibians, the axolotl matures into adulthood without undergoing metamorphosis. They also do not develop lungs and remain aquatic and gilled when fully grown.

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