Top 15 Animals That Start With E

Charles McCarthy

Between the animals that start with the letter E emu, sea urchin, elephant, starfish, scorpion, sponge, beetle, snow bunting, starling and sturgeon stand out.

Birds, large mammals, fish and other small marine species can be found in this highly diverse group..

Not only size generates diversity, they are also differentiated by the way of life and the habitat in which they develop.

List of animals beginning with E

1- Emu

It is one of the species belonging to the genus of birds that has the peculiarity of not being able to fly, since its large body size prevents it. Instead, run.

The emu can reach two meters in height and more than one and a half meters long. You can develop great speed when running. Found in regions of Australia.

2- Sea urchin

It's asmall sea-dwelling animal that stands out for its vibrant colors and for its unforgiving quills or very sharp thorns, which harm those who approach it.

Its length can vary from 3 cm to 18 cm. In the latter case it is a species called red hedgehog, which is the largest of its kind. They live in coastal areas, on rocks and many have been detected on the Spanish coast.

3- Elephant

It is the largest and heaviest animal on the planet. At birth it already weighs more than 100 kg and as an adult it weighs between 7000 and 8000 kilos. Its large trunk has multiple functions: from smelling to bathing.

They also have ivory tusks that can be 1 to 3 meters long..

4- Starfish

It is an amazing marine animal. It is not a fish, it does not have blood but water in its body, it is symmetrical in shape, it does not have a brain, and its size ranges from 5 mm in diameter to 1.38 m, which is the largest specimen that has been found..

The starfish has the strange property of rebuilding parts of its body that have been damaged. It also emits a slimy substance that is a strong non-stick material..

5- Scorpion

It belongs to the group of arachnids. It is a dangerous animal since when it bites it emits a poison that is fatal to the victim. In general, to defend themselves they do not use their poison but their pincers.

Both its front pincers and its stinger are full of that substance. They are also known by the name of scorpions and are found on beaches, deserts, jungles and in the cracks in the walls of some houses..

6- Sea sponge

Although its appearance is similar to that of a plant, it is an animal that lives on the seabed and does not move from there; that is to say, it is a static animal. Their body is made up of a multitude of pores and they have no more organs.

Through their pores they filter seawater and thus obtain nutrients to survive. They attract attention because they are very old; they can live for thousands of years and their body shape is diverse.

7- Beetle

It is an insect that has a very hard shell on its body, of different colors, and pincers or horns located on the sides of the head. These horns are used as a weapon to defend themselves.

They usually consume dead animals, excrement and carrion. There is a kind of beetle called a "bomber" that emits jets of a very hot substance that burns whoever attacks it..

8- Snow Bunting

It is a small migratory bird. Because it is migratory, it moves to warmer regions when winter arrives and then moves again to another place.

In the genus scribe there are several species, such as the gardener, the Smith and the arctic, among others.

It stands out for its white plumage with some black spots, although the males can be pure white. When they all fly together, they resemble snowflakes.

9- Starling 

It is a magnificent representative of birds. It is very small and possesses an amazing flight capacity, high speed and ability to fly perfectly synchronized in groups of six..

It has been detected that their way of flying is a strategy to avoid their predators, since if they are alone they can be easy prey. In some regions they are considered a pest because they destroy crops.

10- sturgeon 

It is a highly sought after fish for the delicacy of its meat and its eggs are used to make caviar, which is a product in great demand in the world..

The sturgeon inhabits the cold seas of the north. At present some species have been considered in danger of extinction due to the abuse in the commercialization of eggs, which has decreased the number of fish.

11- Haddock

A fish similar to cod distributed throughout the Atlantic Ocean. It is a species highly valued by fishermen, as it is served in recipes from countries such as Ireland, the United Kingdom or France..

12- Eland

Distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa (mainly Senegal and Mali), it is the largest antelope species that exists on Earth. They can reach 3 meters and reach a speed of 70 km / h.

13- Common hedgehog

Small mammals distributed in Asia, Africa and Europe. Its greatest peculiarity are the spikes that cover its skin as a defense. They are very popular as pets. 

14- Spatula

African bird that owes its name to the shape of its beak. It lives in wetlands and swamps, where it feeds on fish, mollusks, larvae, and insects. They are usually very territorial and do not share their colonies with other birds.

15- School

Pink frog with green and yellow speckles located in Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina and some regions of Brazil. They live in ponds and feed on insects and invertebrates. Being an exotic species, it is very common to see it in markets for sale as a pet..


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