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Bonefish Albula vulpes
2013-10-24 12:23:55

The Bonefish (Albula vulpes) is the type species of the bonefish family Albulidae, the only family in the order Albuliformes. They are sometimes mistaken for ladyfishes, which look similar. Linnaeus initially described the bonefish in 1758. The scientific name can be translated to “white fox”. This Bonefish weighs up to 19 pounds and measures up to 35 inches long. The coloration is...

Japanese gissu
2007-02-13 14:57:49

The Pterothrissus gissu, or more commonly the Japanese gissu, is a saltwater fish species of the Albulidae family. The Japanese gissu is a rare fish that is distributed in deep water off Japan. This fish is known to pass through a leptocephalus larval stage, but only metamorphosed (after reaching the fully grown stage) specimens have been available.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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