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.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Creature Feature #493: Nanogoviós

Nanogoviós is the local name for this Pygmy Goby species, found only in Lake Trichonyis, the largest natural lake in Greece, and its smaller neighbour, Lyssimachia. The adult fish measure no more than 3 cm in length, with females being smaller than males. This makes him the smallest European teleost fish.  He inhabits vegetated areas, reaching a depth of around 15 cm.  He is under threat from eutrophication, in which the nutrient levels in the lake rise, creating an explosion in algal growth and deoxygenating the water.

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