December 23, 2022
Many animals are so unique that they are only found within the specific geographic boundaries of the Bahamas.
These reptiles are endemic to the island of Exuma and Andros at the southwest end of the Bahamas.
Females in this species weigh around 2.6 grams, while males weigh around 1.9 grams
They are unique in that they can survive in deep cold waters with low oxygen levels.
They have a length which is 3.5 times larger than the depth of their body - giving them a compressed shape.
It is one of the three species that dive inside the water to feed.
These shorebirds migrate very long distances throughout central North America during their non-breeding seasons.
They are omnivores and feed on fruits and small fish, frogs, snails, and invertebrates in the water.
It eats other fish like brown Chromis, silversides, and striped parrotfish.