Starting from 24th March 2018, Acquario di Livorno is open everyday to the public.
Upon reservation, Acquario di Livorno is open all year round for schools and groups.
Scientific name: Stegostoma fasciatum
Curiosity: named after the zebra livery that this animal has at birth.
Scientific name:Furcifer caliptratus
Curiosity: lives on trees where he waits for prey, camouflaging among the branches and leaves.
Scientific name: Carcharhinus melanopterus
Curiosity: lives in Tropical Seas, from Red Sea to IndoPacific Sea.
Scientific name: Chelonia mydas
Curiosity: two green turtles in Acquario di Livorno, "Ari" and "Cuba".
Scientific name: Cheilinus undulatus
Curiosity: named after the "bump" on the head that reminds Napoleon's hat.
Scientific name: Amphiprion ocellaris
Curiosity: it is an example of how, in coral reefs, many species can develop mutually beneficial relationships (symbiosis).
Scientific name:Scleractinia sp.
Curiosity: not plants, but animals.
Scientific name:Aurelia aurita
Curiosity: caracterized by the perfectly shape of her umbrella and by the presence, on the top of the same, of four circular structures (the gonads) which for a fou-leaf clover-shaped structures, from which comes the common name of species.
Scientific name: Hippocampus
Curiosity: takes its name from the very big belly this animal has and that, after mating, can contain up to 1.000 small babies.
Scientific name: Myliobatis aquila
Curiosity: The eagle is the name given because of body shape and swimming which reminds the flight of a bird of prey.
Scientific name: Iguana iguana
Curiosity: eats flowers and leaves, and relies on the branches where he spends much ofthe day.
Scientific name: Pyxis arachnoides
Curiosity: it lives in Madagascar. It is easly recognized by the particular pattern on its carapace.
Scientific name: Limulus polyphemus
Curiosity: it's common name "horseshoe crab" is due to the particular shape of the body; it's origin dates back to 400 million years ago, that's a reason why it is considered also a prehistoric animal.
Scietific name: Nautilus pompilius
Curiosity: it is considered a living fossil. è considerato un fossile vivente. The shell that covers it contains several connected rooms that are used to floating when it has to climb from the bottom: this has inspired the creation of the submarine.