What is meant by the term fauna? Definition and explanation: The term fauna comes from Latin and derives from the name of the Roman goddess Fauna, the goddess of nature and forest. The fauna refers to the totality of all animal species occurring in a particular geographical area or habitat.
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:?