/r/species

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Devoted to the crowdsourced identification of unidentified species of any specimen including fungi, plants, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals.


Species Identification Subreddit

Because it bit you and you might die.
Because you're at the top of the food chain.
Because evolution itself is evolving.
Because not knowing is ignominious.
Because it's what's for dinner.


About

Devoted to the crowdsourced identification of unidentified species of any specimen including fungi, plants, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals.

You post it, and we'll try to identify it.


Goal

The goal is to label the specimen in each post with the common name(s), species name, and possibly add links to sources of information that can back up that claim.


Formatting

Submit a photo or photos of the organism in question and the community will try its best to figure out the specimen's phylogeny classification.

Successful IDs necessitate decent information regarding the specimen. Any relevant info regarding the specimen from multiple photographs (different angles, proximity, et cetera), sighting details, and other circumstantial information is encouraged.

At the very least, make the best attempt to give a location and or time of year and or time of day for the submission. If the photo(s) in question are blurry or less than stellar, please provide a few decent visual details in the description.


Subreddiquette

Hopefully, everyone in the community can chime in and a consensus can be reached.

Upvote constructive responses - ones that you feel are correct IDs or ones that contribute to identifying the post, especially comments that include links or reasons that can help people evaluate them or learn how to identify similar species. If you feel a comment is less accurate or mistaken, don't downvote - comment!

Please provide a dissenting opinion if you disagree with an ID, or add a comment with your opinion on the validity of an ID you agree with. In addition, try to source your IDs and any other background information regarding such identifications, the accuracy, and your confidence levels if applicable.

Also, please adhere to the reddiquette rules and guidelines.


Subreddita

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Superclass: Osteichthyes

Classes: Reptilia/Amphibia

Class: Aves

Class: Mammalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Arachnida

Class: Insecta

Phylum: Annelida

Kingdom: Plantae

Kingdom: Fungi

Fossils

Microscopic (Kingdom: Chromista, Protozoa, Bacteria)

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/r/species

14,535 Subscribers

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What are these things?

3 Comments
2024/05/17
16:09 UTC

4

Hello! I'm hoping someone can help me identify some shells

I found them at the beach in Den Haag, Netherlands. I've got a shell handbook with me, so if anyone could point out the shell in the book (if they even are on the list), that would be really helpful. Thanks

https://preview.redd.it/v3almvc5qzzc1.jpg?width=1080&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=cd56049917dfd30e166489f6dae3a01475cd7634

https://preview.redd.it/9btsdzm6qzzc1.jpg?width=1080&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=134073df91194c6681b24889c63d688974944d0d

0 Comments
2024/05/12
12:37 UTC

2

What species is that???

2 Comments
2024/05/11
06:55 UTC

11

Jellyfish help ID Phuket Mai Khao Beach 5th May 2024

Please help to ID this Jellyfish, thank you!

0 Comments
2024/05/07
09:46 UTC

2

What is this bird?

Location is Boston

6 Comments
2024/05/07
03:50 UTC

0

These gigantic rhinos , I met at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary trekked long distances over 40 miles without resting in search for food.

0 Comments
2024/05/06
05:12 UTC

7

What type of snake is this ?

I took this picture going up the Daintree rainforest in Australia Late November 2023,

I’ve always wondered what snake this was, When I snapped the picture I got quite a few wows from others on the boat :)

1 Comment
2024/05/05
23:33 UTC

2

What is this crab? Florida during April 2024

2 Comments
2024/04/30
16:52 UTC

6

Species id

This observation was made in march in MD. It was a small local stream of the area. Any ideas as to what it is?

1 Comment
2024/04/19
13:35 UTC

2

Species ID?

If anyone could help me identify this it would be greatly appreciated. It was found in a stream of northern Maryland in mid-March. Lmk if you need more info

0 Comments
2024/04/19
13:33 UTC

0

What are the standard groups or types of animal/species?

I have a tattoo sleeve in progress with a Snake (reptile) Frog (amphib) Whale (mammal) Shark (fish)

So nearly all the animal ‘groups’ are covered, apart from birds and insects. If I got a bird and a bug tat would I have covered the standard groups? Is it whack that I’ve covered amphibians but not like marsupials or arachnids? Idk where the cut off line should be / what the standard established groups are. What is a crab?

4 Comments
2024/04/18
15:42 UTC

4

Mandarin Orange Fungus???

Seal isn't broken, appears to be a large solid clump of white fungus growing in it. The other cups of oranges were normal.

1 Comment
2024/04/13
15:24 UTC

2

What species is this worm

It also has that lighter color on its belly. I was sleeping and I found this in my bed, the worm actually woke me up.

2 Comments
2024/04/11
18:09 UTC

10

What is this species? Can’t find the exact one. Found in southeast Brazil today

2 Comments
2024/04/09
18:53 UTC

6

Can you help me to identify this larvae?

Found at jungles of Mexico

2 Comments
2024/04/09
02:14 UTC

1

Me and my father (north east litoral of Brazil) started growing Shimeji and Milky mushroom (calocybe indica), I checked in this morning and this accursed creature was growing behind the substrate (which I didn't check before). Any idea what it is?

1 Comment
2024/04/07
19:31 UTC

4

What species is this? (NorthEast India)

1 Comment
2024/03/29
05:58 UTC

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