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, March 16, 2016

#847: Wrasse

There are over 600 species of Wrasse, a Family of marine fishes.  Their mouths are protractile, with separate jaw teeth that jut outwards. Their lips are particularly well-formed, giving them the name Lippfische in German. Many species are capable of changing sex, with the larger females switching gender to male if the situation permits it. More rarely, some males become females. This fine specimen is a Mystery Wrasse. He can be found in the pet trade.

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