ACQUARIO DI LIVORNO OPEN TO PUBLIC
From Monday to Friday, all days from 10am to 6pm (last entrance 5pm)
Saturday and Sunday, from 10am to 7pm (last entrance 6pm)
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Scientific name: Stegostoma fasciatum
Curiosity: named after the zebra livery that this animal has at birth.
Scientific name: Atta cephalotes
Curiosity: one of the most social organism of the animal kingdom. Its colonies can reach hundreds of thousands of specimens, divided into "teams" each one with different tasks. It feeds on a fungus with which lives in symbiosis and which "farms" thanks to the leaves that it collects.
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: shape of her umbrella; 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 reidi
Curiosity: in seahorses, it is the pregnant male that gives birth.
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: Pomecanthus imperator
Curiosity: oval body, with marked muzzle and mouth. Two distinct liveries depending on the age. When young, it is totally blue with white circular lines near the tail; in adulthood, horizontal blue and yellow lines all over the body.