There are around 1,300 species of freshwater crabs, distributed throughout the tropics and subtropics, divided among eight families. They show direct development and maternal care of a small number of offspring, in contrast to marine crabs which release thousands of planktonic larvae. 27 more words
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The Sri Lanka wood pigeon (Columba torringtoniae) is a pigeon which is an endemic resident breeding bird in the mountains of Sri Lanka.
This species nests in damp evergreen woodlands in the central highlands, building a stick nest in a tree and laying a single white egg. 94 more words
The Pethiyagoda’s crestless lizard (Calotes pethiyagodai) is an agamid lizard endemic to Sri Lanka. Locally known as පෙතියාගොඩගේ නොසිලු කටුස්සා (Pethiyagodage nosilu katussa).
Researchers named the new lizard “Pethiyagoda’s crestless lizard” to honor Rohan Pethiyagoda for his contributions to the biodiversity of Sri Lanka. 32 more words