Branta canadensis
Aves» Chordata» Aves» Anseriformes» Anatidae» Branta canadensis
A large grey-brown goose inhabiting terrestrial and freshwater habitats. Omnivorous, feeding mostly on plant materials, rhizomes, stems, leaves, seeds and fruit. Distinguished by a black head, neck and tail with a large white chin strap....
Cervus nippon
Mammalia» Chordata» Mammalia» Artiodactyla» Cervidae» Cervus nippon
Small to medium-sized deer. Adult males are larger than females (weight: females 25-45 kg, males 40-110; height at shoulder 950-1400 cm). Relatively simple antlers. Summer coat is chestnut or fawn, marked with distinct white spots. The most distincti...
Lithobates catesbeianus
Amphibia» Chordata» Amphibia» Anura» Ranidae» Lithobates catesbeianus
It is the largest North-American ranid. In its natural range, adults can reached at most a 184 mm snout-vent length (Louisiana), while in Europe (southwestern France), adults may exceed a 195 mm snout-vent length, with an average weight of approximat...
Mustela vison
Mammalia» Chordata» Mammalia» Carnivora» Mustelidae» Mustela vison
Small, semi-aquatic carnivore living in freshwater and marine habitats. It is a generalist and opportunist predator with a variable diet that includes aquatic, semi-aquatic and terrestrial prey....
Myocastor coypus
Mammalia» Chordata» Mammalia» Rodentia» Myocastoridae» Myocastor coypus
Large semi-aquatic rodent that lives along rivers, lakes, and marshes. The weight is often between 2-4 kg but adult males can reach 7-8 kg. Superficially it is rat-like, with short legs and a long cylindrical tail, the first four digits of the hind f...
Nyctereutes procyonoides
Mammalia» Chordata» Mammalia» Carnivora» Canidae» Nyctereutes procyonoides
A fox-sized mammal with short legs and tail and a typical black face with long hair on cheeks. This omnivorous carnivore is the only canid with winter lethargy....
Ondatra zibethicus
Mammalia» Chordata» Mammalia» Rodentia» Muridae» Ondatra zibethicus
Large (410-620 mm; weight 680-1800 g), stocky aquatic rodent with large head, small eyes, very short rounded ears. Dark brown, with underside slightly paler in colour. Tail as long as the head and body (180-295 mm), hairless and flattened laterally. ...
Oxyura jamaicensis
Aves» Chordata» Aves» Anseriformes» Anatidae» Oxyura jamaicensis
A small diving duck inhabiting freshwater habitats. Omnivorous, feeding on molluscs, insects and their larvae especially chironomid larvae, but also on seeds and parts of water plants. Distinguished by a long, sometimes erect tail characteristic of ...
Procyon lotor
Mammalia» Chordata» Mammalia» Carnivora» Procyonidae» Procyon lotor
This cat-sized omnivore, mostly nocturnal carnivore, with its black and white face, can live in almost all terrestrial habitats. It has a distinct sense of touch and an excellent climbing and swimming ability....
Psittacula krameri
Aves» Chordata» Aves» Psittaciformes» Psittacidae» Psittacula krameri
This pale yellow-green parakeet with a distinguishing long tail lives in tropical and subtropical lightly wooded habitats feeding mainly on seeds, fruit, flowers and nectar. Males have a black and rose-red ring encircling their throat....
Rattus norvegicus
Mammalia» Chordata» Mammalia» Rodentia» Muridae» Rattus norvegicus
The Norway rat is an omnivorous and opportunistic terrestrial rodent. Mostly grey or brown, adults may weigh more than 500 g (230-550) with a body length of 190-265 mm and a tail length of 160-205 mm. Its albino form is used in laboratories and bred ...
Sciurus carolinensis
Mammalia» Chordata» Mammalia» Rodentia» Sciuridae» Sciurus carolinensis
Medium sized tree squirrel, with no sexual dimorphism in size or coloration. Body-head length 380-525 mm; tail 150-250 mm. Adults weigh 480-650 g. Dorsal grey to pale grey, with cinnamon tones. Ears pale grey to white; tail white to pale grey. Melani...
Tamias sibiricus
Mammalia» Chordata» Mammalia» Rodentia» Sciuridae» Tamias sibiricus
A small, diurnal and omnivorous terrestrial squirrel (~100g) living exclusively in forests. Its fur is characterised by 5 longitudinal black dorsal stripes. It inhabits and reproduces in a burrow where it hibernates from October-November to March-Apr...
Threskiornis aethiopicus
Aves» Chordata» Aves» Ciconiiformes» Threskiornithidae» Threskiornis aethiopicus
This large white bird (around 1.4 kg) has a black head and neck. It is mostly found in wet areas in meadows and inland wetlands to coastal areas, and is gregarious, often forming large groups. It is carnivorous with a tendency to omnivory. The diet i...
Trachemys scripta
Reptilia» Chordata» Reptilia» Testudines» Emydidae» Trachemys scripta
A medium to large (20-60 cm) freshwater turtle characterised by prominent yellow to red patches on each side of the head, typically red on T. scripta elegans, the most commonly traded subspecies of the 15 described. Carapace and skin are olive...