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Australian Anchovy
2008-05-06 14:39:04

The Australian Anchovy (Engraulis australis), is an anchovy of the Engraulidae family. They are found off southeast Australia, and around New Zealand near the surface in bays, inlets, and estuaries. The Australian Anchovy is elongate and cigar-shaped and has the undershot lower jaw typical of all anchovies. They are pale silver-green above and silver-white below. They feed on plankton....

Anchovy
2007-05-21 07:42:12

The anchovies are a family (Engraulidae) of small but common schooling saltwater plankton-feeding fish. They are found in scattered areas throughout the world's oceans, but are concentrated in temperate waters, and are rare or absent in very cold or very warm seas. Biology The anchovy is a small green fish with blue reflections due to a silver longitudinal stripe that runs from the base...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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