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There are over 500 species of Bombardier beetles Rea dominantly found in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Australia. Within its body, near the rear end, the beetle has two pouches that house hydrogen peroxide and hydroquinone.  When aggitated, the beetle sprays the contents of both the pouches at the predator throygh a mixing chamber. the When combined, the reactants undergo a violent exothermic chemical reaction, raising the temperature to near the boiling point of water.   

The boiling, foul-smelling liquid partially becomes a gas and is expelled through an outlet valve into the atmosphere with a loud popping sound.  A single beetle can discharge up to 29 consecutive times and can spray at a distance of up to 4 times its body length.



Paedophryne amauensis of Papua New Guinea could be the World’s smallest in the Invertibrate Clan. And pretty recently that species has been crowned as the the ” Smallest Invertibrate”. However the forg prince was not easy to spot. They were too tiny and they has to put a clump of leaf litter into a transparent plastic bag and shine light through it to spot these puny petites said research leader Chris Austin from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, US. 

 

 

 Explorations are still to expose many more such species says the experts. Till then the crown is all yours little frog prince!



      There are over 200 species of Angler Fish. But the most amazing of them all is the Deep sea Angler. Since in the depths of the oceans the pressure is high and the life density is low and light is virtually nil The anglers have come up with a ingeneous solution.The female has a extension over the head that houses a torch like illumination. With this bait it lures the prey to itself.

Female Angler

 

The female is much larger and the male is smaller and looks a lot different. Initially the males and the Females were considered to be two different species. But studies showed otherwise.

 

Male angler biting and fusing into the Female

 

 

The male angler attaches itself to the female by biting on to it. It fuses into the female and loses all organs and finally just becomes a aprt of the female and a source of sperms. Earlier days scientists thought that those were parasites.

 



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