Starfish Starfish or sea stars are star-shaped echinoderms belonging to the class Asteroidea. Common usage frequently finds these names being also applied to ophiuroids, which are correctly referred to as brittle stars or “basket stars”. Scientific name: Asteroidea Phylum: Echinodermata Class: Asteroidea; De Blainville, 1830 Kingdom: Animalia Rank: Class Higher classification: Asterozoa Starfish or sea stars are star-shaped echinoderms belonging to the class Asteroidea. Common usage frequently findsContinue reading “Starfish”

Monkeying Around!

Gibbon Monkey Species There are more than 260 species of Monkeys found in the world today. They are derived from early primates that have been around for millions of years. There isn’t enough information about evolution to say with certainty how they came to be.  The gibbon monkey — or, more properly, gibbon ape —Continue reading “Monkeying Around!”