/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

Kingdom: Plantae

Kingdom: Fungi

Fossils

Microscopic (Kingdom: Chromista, Protozoa, Bacteria)

General


Resources


/r/species

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70

What frog/toad is this

9 Comments
2023/01/26
06:48 UTC

19

Is pink fern a thing?

3 Comments
2023/01/23
10:40 UTC

26

What are these spots at the bottom of this leaf? Found in Germany around June

1 Comment
2023/01/19
12:28 UTC

0

Need help with a paper about different species classification methods!

Hi everyone,

I am writing a paper about different species classifications and how they compare to each other, and am looking for an organism that is classified as a different species under different species classifications.

For example:

Organism x is classified as species A under classification method 1, but under classification method 2 is classified as species B.

I've been looking for organism x in research papers, and so far no luck. Could you guys help me? :)
Thank you!

3 Comments
2023/01/17
18:24 UTC

3

Identify this turtle from India, Maharashtra?

4 Comments
2023/01/15
16:14 UTC

2

What squid specimen is this?

Watching a Discovery Channel documentary with an interview scene that has this squid in a jar that I believe is called Com-something, anyone know which squid genus name begins with those three letters?

https://preview.redd.it/9ar0mbf1w3ca1.png?width=477&format=png&auto=webp&v=enabled&s=1d9deb3d51e1f295c098333a19bec9d670319517

0 Comments
2023/01/15
01:00 UTC

1

La Pampa, Argentina, December 13...too big to be either of the two local fox species, I think. Any ideas?

2 Comments
2023/01/14
22:55 UTC

4

What did my washing machine kill? Old box of bedsheets, so may or may not have been alive - FRANCE

3 Comments
2023/01/08
23:09 UTC

0

This striking Cobra almost hunt me down but I narrowly survived. Cobras should be feared for their tactical moves.

0 Comments
2023/01/08
20:12 UTC

9

Is it poisonous?

13 Comments
2023/01/08
12:25 UTC

27

Can anyone help me identify this species? Found in West Virginia, USA if that helps.

1 Comment
2023/01/07
22:06 UTC

34

Can anyone help identify what this species is called?

8 Comments
2023/01/05
22:18 UTC

11

Can anyone tell me what this tweeting noise is?

My parents live in the southern USA and I 100% I hear this as I sleep at night in the summer. It is the whistling/tweeting noise that goes up and down for a lack of a better description, sounds obvious.

I recorded this from Red Dead Redemption 2, a very realistic game, where I’m in the “south” at night. I’ve definitely heard this before, and it made me really nostalgic. I’d appreciate knowing if you do, thank you!

5 Comments
2023/01/04
05:03 UTC

7

This was found in the dunes in the Netherlands. Any idea what it might be?

14 Comments
2023/01/03
13:49 UTC

2

Insect or Crustacean maybe? Living inside a small stick underwater. Found in fresh water creek Northern NSW, Australia.

5 Comments
2023/01/03
09:42 UTC

22

Hi! My cat brought me an Xmas gift. What is it? (Eastern Europe)

13 Comments
2022/12/25
12:59 UTC

23

Would anybody here happen to know what sort of creature this is? Myself and no one else has been able to identify it so far…

11 Comments
2022/12/23
02:21 UTC

33

Is this some weird moth?

5 Comments
2022/12/17
11:07 UTC

37

Some kind of hummingbird-sized moth drinking from a corn plant in central Florida?

10 Comments
2022/12/05
00:22 UTC

13

Is anyone else seeing the same thing i see? new invisible species? yes, i said invisible animal, been researching for months to no avail. filmed in southeast North Carolina.

27 Comments
2022/11/22
14:50 UTC

40

What species is this? Collin County, TX

22 Comments
2022/11/20
12:00 UTC

0

Crocodiles are strategists in catching prey. They will focus and stay motionless until they grab the prey.

0 Comments
2022/11/20
08:20 UTC

135

Any idea what this is

37 Comments
2022/11/18
17:19 UTC

28

What bug is this

3 Comments
2022/11/14
12:59 UTC

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