About the Project

The ZooTrophy Animal-a-Day project began on October 15th, 2013 as illustrator Angela "LemurKat" Oliver began working her way, systematically but selectively, through the alphabet and presenting, via social media, an illustrated animal to the world. Daily.

All pieces are drawn as 2.5 x 3.5 inch collectible cards, using a combination of polychromos and prismacolor pencils, along with other art materials. Many are still available for purchase ($10) or trade, so drop her an email if anything captures your eye or if there is an animal you wish to request.

It is predicted this project will take her at least two years to complete - with approximately 36 animals being drawn for each letter. She has also used the images to create a collectible hardback encyclopedia series, playing cards and a desk calendar, as well as the ZooTrophy collectible trading card game.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Creature Feature #354: Jawfish

The Jawfish are a Family of ray-finned fish, characterised by their large heads, eyes and mouth and the single dorsal fin running the length of their body. This fish favours warmer water and use his large mouth to dig out and remove sand. In this manner he creates himself a protective burrow. His main diet is plankton and other small organisms, and he always remains near his home. This Yellow-headed fellow can grow to lengths of 10cm, although the Giant Jawfish can measure up to 50cm. He is a mouthbrooder, and will carry the eggs until they hatch.

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