Eudyptula translates into good diver, while minor means small.
Fun Fact: They are the smallest penguin species.
Habitat: They are endemic to coastlines and coastal scrub forests/grasslands of Australia and New Zealand.
Ecosystem Role: They help control populations of fish, cephalopods, and small crustaceans. They provide food for orcas, foxes, gulls, and skinks that either eat the bird itself or their eggs.
Pseudophryne translates into fake toad, while australis means south or coming from Australia.
Fun Fact: “It is often found in colonies of 20-30 individuals…and hides in sandstone rock crevices where water seepages have eroded a labyrinth of caverns and tunnels.” (Source)
Despite it’s name the toadlet, it is actually an Australian ground frog.
Habitat: They are endemic to woodlands of Australia (specifically the “Hawkesbury Sandstone region from the Royal National Park in the south, to Gosford and Newcastle in the north.”).
Ecosystem Role: They more than likely help control insect populations, and other small creatures.
Argiope translates inot silver face, while anasuja is Hindi for come punishment (but that is only my best guess of what it could possibly mean)
Fun Fact: “These spiders make certain zig-zag pattern on web therefore also known as writer or signature spider.This spider weaves four zig-zag stripes in its web, and holds its legs together in pairs. It holds its legs in pairs to disguise itself as a four legged creature; it does this to not appear to look like a spider.” (Source)
Habitat: They are endemic to rainforests from Pakistan to the Maldives.
Ecosystem Role: They help control insect populations (mainly flying insects).