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25 Different Types Of Animals In The World With Images

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Animals are multi cellular, eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Animalia. All types of animal are motile which means they can move independently and spontaneously from the point of their lives. All animals are heterotrophs. Most known animal phyla marine species. Animals are sub dived into various sub-groups like vertebrates, mollusks, arthropods, annelids, sponges and fishes. These sub groups are sub classified in to their respective groups.

As animals are heterotrophs, it means they feed on living organism directly or indirectly. Again these are sub divided into herbivores, carnivores, omnivores and parasites. Generally all animals are predators. It means they hunt for food on other living organisms. In general extinction of some animals had taken place since some year due to variations in the earth.

Animals are generally considered to have evolved from a flagellated eukaryote. Animals which are living close to hydrothermal vents and cold seeps on ocean floor will not depend on energy of sunlight. Animals are divided into two broad groups: vertebrates and invertebrates. Vertebrates are animals which have back bone.  Invertebrates are animals which do not have backbone. There are different types of animals in the world. Here to day we briefly explain about the list of  25 different types of animals in the world with their photos.

Different Types Of Animals List In The World:

Check out the different types of wild animals below:

1. Star Fish:

Star fish

Family and History: It is classified into higher classification of Asterozoa. Starfish are sea stars which are in star shape. These are even called by other names like basket stars and brittle stars. There are about 1500 species of starfish on the seabed all over the world. They are marine invertebrates. These are opportunistic feeders. They can regenerate the damaged parts or shed parts on their own.

Scientific name: Asteroidea.

Breed: Asteroidea

Height: Five to Ten Inches

Weight: Upto 11 Pounds

Lifespan: Upto 35 Years

Feeding: Small fish, Mussels and Clams

Country Of Origin: Atlantic Region

2. Frog:

Frog

Family and History: It is classified under the classification Salientia. Frogs also comes under animals  group. Frogs are large carnivores and are diverse. They are short-bodied and tail less amphibian. There are about 4,800 species present in the world.  This is the first most vertebrate in order. It is three chambered heart. Locomotion of frog are jumping, walking, running, swimming, burrowing, climbing, and gliding. Clutch size of the toads will be of 3000-6000.

Scientific name:Anura.

Breed: Salientia

Height: 5.5cm

Weight: Around 28gm

Lifespan: 10-12 years.

Feeding: Insects, Small Frogs, Worms

Country Of Origin: Europe

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3. Salamander:

Salamnder

Family and History: It is classified under the phylum amphibian. Clutch size is about 400-500 for Chinese giant salamander. These are mostly seen in Holarctic Eco zone and Neotropical zone. These are also opportunistic predators. Respiration differs one to other like gills, lings, skin and membranes of mouth and throat. Life span is not determined.

Scientific name: Caudata

Breed: phylum amphibian

Height: Its body length is about 1.2m for Chinese giant salamander and 12-19cm fro Cope’s giant salamander.

Weight: Mass of the salamander animal is 25-30kg.

Lifespan: Around 20 years

Feeding: Insects, Small Frogs, Worms, Crickets

Country Of Origin: North America

4. Chameleon:

Chameleon

Family and History:It is classified under the classification of Lguania. There are about 202 species in the world. Its clutch size is 20-200 for veiled chameleon and 10-40 for panther chameleon. They have the ability of changing the colors according to the environment. Since guanine crystals under the skin makes them to change color. These animals are mostly found in rain forest areas. These are carnivores.

Scientific name: Scientific name of chameleon is chamaeleonidae.

Breed: Lguania

Height: Length of the body is about 35-45cm and differs according to species.

Weight: 140gm to 180gm

Lifespan: 5 to 10 Years

Feeding: Crickets, Worms and Leaves

Country Of Origin: Africa

5. Crocodile:

Cuban crocodile (Rhombifer)

Family and History:It is classified under the classification of crocodiles. These are large aquatic reptiles which live throughout the tropics in Asia, Africa, Australia and America. Speed of diving will be 24-2 km/h in water in short bursts. There are total of 14 extant species. These animals are belongs to carnivores.

Scientific name: Scientific name of crocodile is Crocodylinae

Breed: Reptiles

Height: Length of the body will range from 4.3-5.2 for adults and these also vary accordingly.

Weight: Mass of the body of the crocodile will be 410 kg and mass varies according to the species.

Lifespan: Life span of a crocodile is 70-80 years.

Feeding: Animals, Fish, Birds

Country Of Origin: Asia

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6. Nilgai:

Nilgai

Family and History: Nilgai is the largest Asian antelope. It is majorly present in India, some parts of southern Nepal and eastern Pakistan. Males has horns whereas females don’t.  Males are larger than females. These are herbivores and prefer to live in low hills with shrubs.  These types of animals give birth one at a time and sometimes twins.

Scientific name:Boselaphustragocamelus.

Breed: Mammals

Height: Around 6 Feet.

Weight: Calves usually weigh 14-16 kg at birth.

Lifespan: Life span is about 12-13 Years.

Feeding: Grass, Plants, Leaves

Country Of Origin: India

7. Lion-Tailed Macaque:

Lion-tailed macaque

Family and History:Lion tailed macaque is name of a monkey. It is an old world monkey. Special feature of this animal monkey is it has hair around the face like lion. These belongs to a group of smaller macaques. These animals are mostly found in tropical ever green forests. Younger ones are nursed for one year. These are herbivores and avoid humans.

Scientific name:Macacasilenus

Breed: Mammals

Height: Around 2 Feet.

Weight: It weighs about 2-10 Kg

Lifespan: Life span of this monkey is about 20-30 years.

Feeding: Grass, Plants, Leaves, fruits, animals, insects

Country Of Origin: India

8. Felidae:

Felidae

Family and History: It comes under the classification of Feliformia. Felidae is family of cats. These are mammals. Living cats belongs to sub families called Panterinae and felinae. Pantherinae include tiger, lion, jaguar, leopard, clouded leopard and snow leopard. Felinae include non-pantherine cats. All cats are carnivores. Cats have good night vision due to the presence tapetum lucidum which reflects light back inside the eyeball, and give distinctive shine. Life span these animals varies according to cats.

Scientific name: Scientific name of Felidae is Felidae only.

Breed: Mammals

Height: 25 cm

Weight: 4.5 kg

Lifespan: 2-16 years

Feeding: Animals, Birds, Fish, Insects

Country Of Origin: Asia

9. Sea Lions:

Sealions

Family and History: It is classified under higher classification of Eared Seal. In this world we can see only seven species of sea lions. This group of animals is called as pinnipeds. Sea lions are very compatible to nature where they live. Sea lions are carnivores. Interesting fact of sea lion is they take food 5-8% of their body weight at single feed.

Scientific name: Scientific name of sea lion is Otariine.

Breed: Mammals

Height: 3 Feet

Weight: 45 kg

Lifespan: Life span of sea lions is 20-30 years.

Feeding: Sea food like fishes, crabs etc.

Country Of Origin: Arctic Regions

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10. Butterfly:

butterfly

Family and History: Butterfly comes under insects phyla.. It comes under the classification of Lepidoptera. They feed primarily on nectar from flowers. These are also called as carriers for the pollination of fruits. There are wide ranges of species available in the world. They are compatible to all the natures in the regions.

Scientific name: Scientific name of butterfly is Rhopalocera

Breed: Insects

Height: Wingspan of butterfly is 6.5-8.6 cm and varies according to the species.

Weight: 0.3 gm

Lifespan: Life span of a butterfly is about 12 months.

Feeding: Nectar

Country Of Origin: All Over the World (different species originated in different countries)

11. Bee:

bee

Family and History: It comes under the classification of Apoidea. Bees are flying insects which are closely related to ants and wasps. There are lots of species of bees worldwide. These are best carriers for pollination. Honey which is secreted by bee is used for medicinal purpose and many others.

Scientific name: Scientific name of bees are Ainthophila.

Breed: Insects

Height:  Length of the bee is 1.1-1.3cm.

Weight: 0.25 gm

Lifespan: Life span is about 12 months for early bumble bee which is queen and 3 years for Western honey bee queen.

Feeding: Nectar, Pollen

Country Of Origin: East Africa

12. Octopus:

Octopus

Family and History: Octopus comes under the phyla Mollusca. These are highly intelligent.  These mainly eat crabs. Octopus is eaten in many cultures. They also grown as pets

Scientific name: Scientific name is Octopoda comes under the classification of Octopodiformes.

Breed: Molluscs

Height:  Length will be of 4.3m.

Weight: This animal mass is about 15 kg.

Lifespan: Life span is about 3-5 years.

Feeding: Worms, Prawns, Fish

Country Of Origin: East Asia

13. Gastropoda:

Gastropoda

Family and History: Gastropoda comes under the phylum Molluscs. It is classified under the classification of Molluscs. These are commonly called as slugs and snails. There are thousands of species of sea snails, sea slugs, fresh water snails, land slug and land snails are seen. There 611 families. This type of animals have univalve. These are herbivores. These have shells which act as protective cover for the body.

Scientific name: Scientific name of Gastropoda is Gastropoda only

Breed: Molluscs

Height: 27.3 cm

Weight: 25gm to 45gm

Lifespan: Life span is about 2-3 years.

Feeding: Plants, Algae and Fungi

Country Of Origin: North America

14. Crab:

Crab

Family and History: Crabs come under the phyla crustaceans. It is classified under the classification of Pleocyemata. It has short projecting tail usually hidden under the thorax. There are many crabs like hermit, porcelain, horseshoe and king crabs. Crabs typically walk sideways. These are active animals with complex behavior. Long tail consists of poison. The crabs are taken as food all over the world.

Scientific name: Scientific name of crab is brachyuran.

Breed: Crustaceans

Height: Its length is about 1.8m.

Weight: Around 1 to 3 pounds

Lifespan: 20 to 30 Years

Feeding: Corals, Fish, Dead Animals

Country Of Origin: South East Asia

15. Amphipoda:

Amphipoda

Family and History: It comes under the classification of Peracarida.These have laterally compressed bodyand are mostly scavengers and detritivores. There are about 9,500 amphipoda species present in the world. Species of amphipoda are taken as food all over the world.

Scientific name: Scientific name of Amphipoda is Amphipoda only.

Breed: Crustaceans

Height: Size ranges from 1 to 340 millimeter

Weight: Around 50 gm

Lifespan: 18 Months

Feeding: Shell Fish, Organic waste, worms

Country Of Origin: Thailand and Vietnam

16. Scorpion:

Scorpion

Family and History: They come under the classification dromopoda. These types of animals are about 1750 species present in the world. Only 25 species contains venom which is capable of killing human. Scorpions sting are painful and but harmless. Survive temperature of scorpion ranges from 20 to 37 °C. Scorpions are Opportunistic predators.

Scientific name:Scorpiones

Breed: Arachnids

Height: Size range of scorpion is 9mm to 20cm.

Weight: Around 30 gm

Lifespan: 3 to 5 Years

Feeding: Insects, Spiders, Lizards

Country Of Origin: Germany

17. Dog:

dog

Family and History: It is classified under the classification of gray wolf Its gestation period is about 63 days. It sleeps for 10 hours per day. Life span of dog varies according to the species. These types of animals are carnivores. Species of dogs are available in larger. All dogs are domesticated. These are used for hunting, protection and pulling etc.

Scientific name: Scientific name of dog is Canis lupus Familiaris

Breed: Mammals

Height:  Height of the dog at the shoulder is 16-86cm.

Weight: Around 40 Kgs

Lifespan: Due to occurrence of natural causes it live up to 13 years according to survey.

Feeding: Animals, Birds, Fish, Bread

Country Of Origin: England

18. Rhinoceros:

rhenosars

Family and History:It is classified into lower classification as black rhinoceros and upper classification as Odd-toed ungulate. Running speed of rhinoceros is 50km per hour. These animals are herbivores.

Scientific name: Scientific name of rhinoceros is Rhinocerotidae.

Breed: Mammals

HeightIts height is 1.7-1.8m to the shoulder.

Weight: Mass of rhinoceros varies from 800-1400kg.

Lifespan: Life span of rhinoceros is 40-50 years for white and 35-50 for black rhinoceros.

Feeding: Plants, Grass

Country Of Origin: Africa

19. Deer:

deer

Family and History:It is classified under the classification of pecora. Species include mule deer, white tailed deer, reindeer, red deer and fallow deer etc. In this they differ with permanently horned animals such as antelopes. These animals are mostly seen in African and Asian forests. These are herbivores.

Scientific name: Scientific name of deer is Cervidae

Breed: Mammals

Height: 2 mts

Weight: Its mass is about 30-300kg for adult.

Lifespan: 10-15 Years

Feeding: Plants, Grass

Country Of Origin: Africa and Asia

20. Primate:

Primate

Family and History:These are classified under the classification of Primatomorpha. A primate is mamma of the order primates.  These are aroused from ancestors who lived in the trees of tropical forests.There aretwenty five species are seen in this type of animal so far in the world. These are mostly seen in tropical forests of Asia and African regions.

Scientific name: Scientific name of primate is Primates.

Breed: Mammals

Height: 1.2 mts

Weight: Mass of the body will rage form 20-200kg

Lifespan: 10-15 Years

Feeding: Plants, Grass, Fruits, Insects and Small Animals

Country Of Origin: Sahara

21. Bear:

Bear

Family and History:It is classified under the classification of Caniformia. It can run up to 48 km/ h in adult stage. Vocalization sin bear are moaning, huffing, barking, growling, roaring and humming. They eat most plants but become omnivores in opportunistic conditions.

Scientific name: Scientific name bear is Ursidae

Breed: Mammals

Height: Height at the shoulders will be 60-160cm. Its tail length will be 3-22cm and body length will be of 1.2-3m.

Weight: 80kg to 600 kg

Lifespan: 20 Years

Feeding: Fish, Small animals, fruits, honey, leaves

Country Of Origin: Asia

22. Lion:

lion

Family and History:These animals are classified under the higher classification of panther. These are purely carnivores. It is one of the five big cats. There are about 12 species of lions recognized so far. Majorly lions are seen most in African regions only.

Scientific name: Scientific name of lion is Panthera Leo.

Breed: Mammals

Height: Height at the shoulder level will be 1.2m.

Weight: Mass is about 190kg.

Lifespan: Life span is about 10-14 years.

Feeding: Meat

Country Of Origin: Africa

23. Cattle:

Cattle

Family and History:It is classified under the classification of Bos. Cattle are generally known as cows. It is mostly domesticated. Gestation period is of 274 days. It sleeps about 4 hours daily. There are about 1.3 billion of cattle in the world.

Scientific name: Scientific name of cattle is Bos Taurus.

Breed: Mammals

Height: 117 mts

Weight: Mass is about 190kg.

Lifespan: 30 Years

Feeding: Grass, Fodder, Plants, Leaves

Country Of Origin: Asia

24. Tortoise:

Tortoise

Family and History:Tortoise is an animal which comes under reptiles. It is classified into higher classification of Testudinidae. This animal is both vertebra and ribcage. It is unique among vertebrates. Tortoises are domesticated. These are herbivores. Clutch size is of about 30 eggs.

Scientific name: Scientific name is Testudinidae

Breed: Reptiles

Height: Upto 2 mts

Weight: Upto 400 kgs

Lifespan: Upto 100 Years

Feeding: Grass, Vegetables, Insects, Plants, Leaves

Country Of Origin: Asia

25. Rabbit:

Rabbit

Family and History:Rabbits are small animals from the family of leporidae. These animals are found in several parts of the world. There are about 13 species and 8 in general. Young rabbits are called as kitten or kit. Male is called as buck and female doe. Rabbits are most active at dawn then dusk. They sleep for 8.4 hours. These are herbivores.

Scientific name: Scientific name is Oryctolagus cuniculus

Breed: Mammals

Height: 20 -50 cm

Weight: Upto 4,5 kgs

Lifespan: Life span of rabbit is about 3 years.

Feeding: Grass, Vegetables, Insects, Plants, Leaves

Country Of Origin: Asia

The world is a mysterious place. With scientists discovering new species of animals everyday, one can understand how vast our world is and how little we know. Animals are very important to maintain natural ecology and each animal contributes to the environment. The animals listed in this article are some of the most prominent species of the animal kingdom. It’s important to respect these amazing beings and learn how to co-exist with them.