On this page you’ll discover a rundown of creatures starting with w, along with pictures and fascinating realities about every species. Underneath a considerable lot of the creatures are joins that you can follow for additional data, pictures and recordings.
Included in this list are singular species (for example wolf) and notable gatherings of species (for example whales) whose names start with W. The logical name and preservation status are accommodated every one of the individual animal groups.
Find creatures starting with the letter ‘W’.
Scientific Name: Acanthocybium solandri
Conservation Status: Least Concern
The wahoo is one of the world’s quickest fish, ready to swim at rates of up to 60 mph (97 km/h). This quick hunter is in the family Scombridae, alongside mackerels, fishes and bonitos.
The wahoo is discovered from one side of the planet to the other, essentially in tropical waters. It is worked for speed, with a since a long time ago, smoothed out body and incredible forked tail. Its nose like mouth is loaded up with extremely sharp teeth.
Wallabies are average sized marsupials (pouched warm blooded animals) in the family Macropodidae (the kangaroo family). There is no logical distinction among wallabies and kangaroos; the term ‘wallaby’ is essentially used to portray macropods (individuals from Macropodidae) that are, when all is said in done, more modest than kangaroos.
Like all kangaroos, wallabies have long tails, incredible rear legs and generally short forelimbs. They move by hopping, instead of by strolling.
The bantam wallaby is the world’s littlest macropod. Rock wallabies are master climbers that live in rough natural surroundings.
Scientific Name: Odobenus rosmarus
Conservation Status: Vulnerable
The walrus is an enormous vertebrate found in the Arctic. It is an individual from a gathering of marine warm-blooded creatures called pinnipeds, which additionally incorporates both of the seal families. The walrus is the lone species in the family Odobenidae.
Both male and female walruses have since quite a while ago, bended tusks. A male walruses’ tusks can grow up to 1 m (3.3 ft.) long. No other pinniped has tusks, so on the off chance that you see a huge, seal-like creature furnished with two perilous looking white tusks, at that point you’ll know it’s a walrus!
Scientific Name: Diomedea exulans
Conservation Status: Vulnerable
The wingspan of the wandering Albatross bird, which can stretch around 11 ft. (3.3 m), is the biggest of any bird. The species is found in the Southern Ocean. The wandering Albatross satisfies its name; it has been known to fly right around the southernmost part of the world multiple times in a year!
The wandering Albatross eats fish, squid, jellyfish and other marine species. The species is regularly gotten by anglers utilizing long-line fishing methods. This is the primary driver of the bird’s weak status.
Wasps are bugs in the suborder Apocrita, which additionally incorporates subterranean insects and honey bees. There are more than 100,000 known types of wasp, and a lot more still to be found and named. Wasps previously showed up in the Jurassic Period.
Numerous wasp species, including yellowjackets and hornets, live in settlements containing an egg-laying sovereign, numerous female specialists who don’t imitate, and – at specific seasons – male robots.
‘Water boatman’ is a name offered both to oceanic bugs in the family Corixidae, and – in the UK – to the species Notonecta glauca.
Individuals from the family Corixidae are found in lakes and streams. They swim close to the lower part of the water, moving themselves with paddle formed rear legs. The vast majority of the 500 species in the family feed on plants and green growth. The species Notonecta glauca swims topsy turvy simply under the water surface. It is a ruthless bug that goes after mosquito hatchlings.
Weever fish are a gathering of 9 animal varieties that make up the family Trachinidae. All have a bunch of noxious spines simply behind the head. Weever fish cover themselves in the sand or mud, with just their eyes appearing. At the point when prey – which incorporates shrimp and little fish – goes inside range, the weever fish shoots out to grab it.
A sting from a weever fish can be very excruciating, however is once in a while, if at any time, perilous.
Weevils are little creepy crawlies that feed on plants. Most have long noses and clubbed radio wires. There are more than 80,000 types of weevil. Many are viewed as vermin on account of the harm they can cause to crops.
West Indian Manatee
Scientific Name: Trichechus manatus
Conservation Status: Vulnerable
The West Indian manatee is an amphibian warm blooded animal found on the coast and in waterway frameworks of North and South America. It is an enormous, sluggish herbivore (plant-eater). In view of this it is frequently called an ‘ocean cow’.
The West Indian manatee is the biggest individual from Sirenia. The solitary different individuals from this gathering are the Amazonian manatee, the West African manatee, and the dugong.
Scientific Name: gorilla
Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
The western gorilla is one of two types of gorilla, the other being the eastern gorilla. The two species are found in Africa. The western gorilla is somewhat more modest than its eastern connection, and is along these lines the world’s second-biggest extraordinary chimp.
Western gorillas live in little to medium gatherings known as troops. A commonplace troop contains a few females, and it is possible that one or few guys. The troop is driven by a prevailing male, known as a silverback for the fix of lighter hair on his back.
The western gorilla is fundamentally imperiled. This is principally brought about by the unlawful chasing of the species by nearby individuals for bushmeat.
Whales are enormous amphibian warm blooded animals that are found all through the world’s seas. Whales are individuals from Cetacea, a gathering of creatures that additionally incorporates dolphins and porpoises. There are two principal kinds of whale: toothed whales (Odontoceti) and baleen whales (Mysticeti).
The toothed whales, as their name recommend, have teeth. The gathering incorporates whale species, for example, sperm whales and angled whales, just as dolphins and porpoises. (The orca, or executioner whale, is a maritime dolphin.)
Baleen whales are channel feeders. In their mouths are structures known as baleen plates, which contain hair-like fingers that different food from the water. Notable baleen whales incorporate the humpback whale, the balance whale, and the immense blue whale – the biggest species to ever live on Earth.