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.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Creature Feature #406: Lancetfish

The Lancetfish is a large, pelagic fish inhabiting every ocean except the polar seas. They are predatory in nature, with relatively poor muscle tone that indicates they ambush their prey.  Investigations of their stomachs have found traces of crustaceans, squid as well as other fish - including other lancetfish. Little is known about their reproduction, but juveniles are repoted to be hermaphrodites, suggesting that gender may come as they mature. They are frequently trawled up as bycatch but their meat is watery and undesirable.

(Least concern)

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