Some animals that start with the letter S they are very well known, like salmon and snakes. Some may not be so common, such as surubi or tarpon. However, they all serve an important role in the natural world..
Animals that begin with the letter S are of different species and families: they range from fish and birds to reptiles. Some of these are in remote places on the planet, while others are more common and can be seen up close even in the city..
This small bird is a melodious brown and gray bird that lives in humid forests. Usually shy and stealthy, almost always hiding in the trees.
This is a fish that lives in rivers in many countries in America such as the United States, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil..
It is gray with green tones. You can find specimens of up to 5 or 6 kilos.
The sardine is a highly valued fish in the kitchen. There are many species, although the best known is the European sardine..
It is difficult to spot them because they live in remote places, in the high jungle of the province of Misiones, in Argentina, and in the jungles of the northwest of that country..
They are also difficult to see because there are so few specimens. They are yellow with a black head and a tail of white feathers with black stripes.
They are freshwater fish that inhabit South America. In some countries they are also known as maidens and can weigh up to 90 kilos.
It is a fish that is highly appreciated in the kitchens of the world for its flavor and multiple health benefits.
There are two types: pink salmon and chum salmon, by name in English. In nature, the life expectancy of a salmon is 3 to 5 years, since it has been highly fished for its contribution to the culinary industry.
It is a native bird of Central America, more specifically of Panama and Costa Rica. As the name implies, they are reddish brown in color..
Salamanders are small-bodied amphibians, since they measure between 18 to 28 cm.
They are black in color and may have yellow, orange, or red spots; this varies according to their habitat. They eat insects.
It is a reptile that in many cases can be poisonous. It has an elongated and rough body.
There are several subspecies, such as rattlesnake, marine, boa, mapanare, coral, among others..
The toad is a small animal whose habitat can range from a common garden to tropical jungles. This is due to the great variety of subspecies that exists.
The common toad is rough-skinned and brown, grayish, or yellowish in color. Some can be poisonous.
It is a small and curious animal of brown color. They weigh between 620 and 980 grams and come from Africa.
They live in herds due to the great challenges posed by the African savannah. They work as a team and protect each other.
The different species of Titi or Sahuí monkey vary substantially in size and color, but resemble each other in most of their other physical characteristics..
Sahuí skin is smooth and is generally reddish, brownish or black in color with a lighter underside. Its tail is always hairy and it is not graspable.
The length of the head and of the body is in the female, 29 to 42 centimeters and in the male, 30 to 45 centimeters. The length of the tail is in the female from 36 to 64 centimeters and in the male from 39 to 50 centimeters.
The weight of the sahui monkeys is in the females, 700 to 1020 grams and in the male from 800 to 1200 grams. Sahuí are diurnal and arboreal and prefer dense forests near water.
These primates easily jump from branch to branch and sleep through the night, but they also take a midday nap..
Sahuí monkeys are territorial. They live in family groups consisting of parents and their children, approximately 3 to 7 members. They defend their territory by yelling and chasing intruders.
The cuttlefish is a member of the cephalopod family and is one of the most intelligent invertebrates in existence. They spend their relatively short lives in tropical and temperate oceans searching for small prey and trying to avoid being caught by larger carnivores..
Smaller species tend to spend their entire lives on the ocean floor, foraging for food and mates in a relatively limited range..
But the larger species occasionally get up in open water and swim in search of better territory. To do this, cuttlefish alter their internal buoyancy through the use of something called a cuttlefish, which is not a bone but an internal porous shell..
By adjusting the gas levels in the front chamber and the water level in the rear chamber of the cuttlefish, the cuttlefish can modulate their buoyancy.
Grasshoppers are medium to large-sized insects. The adult length is 1 to 7 centimeters, depending on the species. Like their relatives the crickets, they have two pairs of wings and long hind legs for jumping.
Grasshoppers generally have large eyes, and they tend to camouflage themselves to blend into their environment. In some species, males have bright colors on their wings that they use to attract females..
Some species eat toxic plants and keep toxins in their bodies for protection. They are brightly colored to warn predators that they taste bad.
Leeches are blood-sucking (they feed on blood), although in North America, there are probably more freshwater leeches that do not feed on blood.
They inhabit all the continents of the planet, with the exception of Antarctica, although marine leeches have been found in Antarctic waters.
The giant Amazon leech (Haementeria ghilianii) can grow up to 18 inches and live up to 20 years. Scientists believed this species was extinct until a zoologist found two specimens in the 1970s..
Like many worms, leeches are all hermaphrodites. Specific mating details vary by species.
They are medium-sized rodents located for the most part in Central America, although there are also foci in the Andes and northeast Argentina..
It is characterized by having a head very similar to that of a rat, as well as a bent body and a tail of about 3 cm without any hair. They are diurnal and feed mainly on fruits and seeds.
A species of eel located in North America, mainly on the coastal plains of the southeastern United States.
They are dark green in color, measure up to 100 cm and have two small limbs next to the head. They are nocturnal and feed on other animals, mainly invertebrates.
Chamois subspecies (Rupicapra rupicapra) endemic to the Pyrenees, being a bovid adapted to life in the mountains. It is characterized by its reddish-brown color, its small size (measuring little more than a mountain goat) and by the shape of its hook-shaped horns..