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Hawaiian Bobtail Squid

Euprymna scolopes
Scale 4 Diat: carnivore , Hierachy 3
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Euprymna scolopes has a MOVE of 2.
Euprymna scolopes and Vibrio fischeri (a bioluminescent bacteria) are MUTUALISTIC.

Graphic by Gina
The Hawaiian Bobtail Squid (Euprymna scolopes) is a species of bobtail squid native to the central Pacific Ocean, where it occurs in shallow coastal waters off the Hawaiian Islands and Midway Island.[1][2] The type specimen was collected off the Hawaiian Islands and is deposited at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C..[3] E. […] read more

Madagascar Giant Day Gecko

Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis
Scale 5 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 3


Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis has a MOVE of 2.
“Giant day geckos have no eyelids. To keep their eyes clean, they often lick them.”

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Graphic by Liesbeth
Photo by Brian
Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis Gray, 1870, is a diurnal arboreal subspecies of the day geckos (Phelsuma spp.). These geckos are apart of the Phelsuma group, which consists of 70 species and subspecies. One common name is Madagascar giant day gecko, being large and is found in areas of tropical and subtropical forest in northern Madagascar. As […] read more

Trembling Aspen

Populus tremuloides
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1


Populus tremuloides has a SPREAD of 1.
One P. tremuloides colony (a community of trees from the same original tree), named Pando, is sometimes considered the heaviest and oldest living organism.

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Populus tremuloides is a deciduous tree native to cooler areas of North America. The species is referred to Quaking Aspen, Trembling Aspen, and Quakies, names deriving from its leaves which flutter in the breeze.[1] The tree-like plant has tall trunks, up to 25 metres, with smooth pale bark, scarred with black. The glossy green leaves, […] read more

Brown Throated Sloth

Bradypus variegatus
Scale 7 Diat: herbivore , Hierachy 2


Bradypus variegatus has a MOVE of 1.
“Sloths are the slowest land mammals. Their top speed on the ground is 5 ft/min. Up in the trees, they speed up to 15 ft/min.”

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Graphic by Heather
The Brown-throated Sloth (Bradypus variegatus) is a species of three-toed sloth from Honduras to Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, W Venezuela, E Perú and Bolivia, Paraguay, and N Argentina. It is a mammal classified within the Bradypodidae family. It is one of only four species of three-toed sloths; the other three being the Pygmy Sloth, the Pale-throated […] read more

Policeman’s Helmet

Impatiens glandulifera
Scale 5 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1


I. glandulifera has a SPREAD of 1 (requires a POLLINATOR).
I. glandulifera is considered to be an INVASIVE species of Plantae cards of identical scale and food chain rank.

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Graphic by Derek
Photo by Wendy
Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) is a large annual plant, native to the Himalayas (resulting in its the colloquial name of kiss-me-on-the-mountain[1] in the UK). It typically grows to 1 to 2 m high, with a soft green or red-tinged stem, and lanceolate leaves 5–23 cm long. The crushed foliage has a strong musty smell. The flowers […] read more


Bassariscus astutus
Scale 6 Diat: omnivore , Hierachy 4

4 POINTSBassariscus astutus has a MOVE of 2.

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Photo by Joachim S. Mü
The ringtail (Bassariscus astutus) is a mammal of the raccoon family (thus not actually a cat), native to arid regions of North America. It is also known as the ringtail cat, ring-tailed cat or miner’s cat, and is also sometimes mistakenly called a “civet cat” (similar, though unrelated, cat-like omnivores of Asia and Africa). The […] read more