American Horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus)
Photo courtesy of: Florida Fish and Wildlife, Photo by: Karen Parker
Photo Courtesy of Matt von Konrat
Contributed By: Allen Collins (NOAA and NMFS) and Molly Phillips (iDigBio)
Jellyfish, or jellies, are free-swimming, aquatic, carnivorous animals. There are approximately 1,000 different species of jellyfish alive today, and they have inhabited the ocean for over 500 million years.
Tragopogon mirus (the Remarkable Goatsbeard)
Photo courtesy of the Florida Museum of Natural History Photography Department
Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis)
Photo courtesy of Phil Colclough
Florida Flame Azalea (Rhododendron austrinum)
Image Courtesy of Gil Nelson: Florida Flame Azalea (Rhododendron austrinum) and Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
Red-Cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis)
Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus
Photo courtesy of Court Whelan
American pika (Ochotona princeps)
Photo courtesy of Philippe Henry
Pikas are small mammals in the order Lagomorpha. They belong to the family Ochotonidae, which comprises one extant genus (Ochotona) and 30 species. The majority of pika species occur in Asia, 24 of which are found in China.
Fathead Minnow (Pimephales promelas)
Male on the left and female on the right. Zachary S. Randall / FLMNH
Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius barbouri)
Photo courtesy of Lary Reeves
Lettuce Sea Slug (Elysia crispata)
Photo provided by FLMNH Invertebrate Zoology
Festive Tiger Beetle: Cicindela scutellaris scutellaris
Denver Museum of Nature & Science - photos by Chris Grinter
The red maple (Acer rubrum)
Photo courtesy of Gill Nelson.
The red maple (Acer rubrum) is a tree native to eastern North America. It is fast-growing with strong wood and can reach up to 75 feet in height. The red maple can tolerate a variety of soil types but naturally occurs in low, wet habitat (hence their other common name the swamp maple).
Reticulated Flatwoods Salamander
The reticulated flatwoods salamander (Ambystoma bishopi) is a federally endangered species that occurs in a small portion of the southeastern United States in pine flatwoods surrounding the Apalachicola and Flint rivers.