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Blackline rasbora
2007-04-13 19:33:08

The Blackline rasbora, Rasbora borapetensis, is an aquarium fish of the family Cyprinidae found in Asia from the Mekong, Chao Phraya and Mae Klong basins, and also northern Malay Peninsula. It grows to about 1.57 in (4 cm). It has an incomplete lateral line, reaching at most to the anal fin origin - a dark brown mid-lateral stripe from gill opening to somewhat in front of the caudal fin...

Tiger barb
2007-04-06 08:29:13

The Tiger barb (Puntius tetrazona) or Sumatra barb is a species of tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Puntius genus of the minnow family. The natural geographic range reportedly extends throughout the Malay peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo, with unsubstantiated sightings reported in Cambodia. Tiger barbs are also found in many other parts of Asia, and with little reliable collection data...

Weather loach
2007-04-04 14:22:31

The Weather loach or Dojo loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus), is a freshwater fish in the loach family Cobitidae. They are native to Asia but are also popular as an aquarium fish. The name Weather loach is shared with several species including the European weather loach (Misgurnus fossilis) and the spotted weather loach (Cobitis taenia). The name weather loach comes from their ability to detect...

Indian glassy fish
2007-02-13 15:15:11

The Indian glassy fish, Parambassis ranga, is a species of freshwater fish in the Asiatic glassfish family (family Ambassidae) of order Perciformes. It is native to an area of south Asia from Pakistan to Malaysia. The Indian glassy fish has a striking transparent body revealing its bones and internal organs; the male develops a dark edge to the dorsal fin. The fish grows to a maximum overall...

European Copper Skink
2007-02-12 21:55:00

The European Copper Skink, Ablepharus kitaibelii, also known as the Juniper Skink or Snake-eyed Skink, is a species of lizard from the skink family Scincidae. This lizard is found in Eastern Europe and southwestern Asia. It is found under stones and leaves in dry places, such as slopes, fields, and meadows. The Copper Skink has immovable eyelids unlike many other skinks. It has bronze...

Dhole
2007-01-21 20:14:39

The dhole (Cuon alpinus) is a species of wild dog of the Canidae family. It is also known as the Asiatic Wild Dog. Other known names include the Indian wild dog, the red dog, the Asiatic Dog, and the Whistling Hunter (due to The dhole is, generally, most active in the early morning and evening, and sometimes at night. Three geographical races are believed to exist. These places are the...

Common Palm Civet
2007-01-21 19:11:27

The common palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus), or Asian Palm Civet, Musang (in Malaysia and Indonesia), Luak or Luwak, or Toddy Cat, is a cat-sized mammal in the family Viverridae. It is native to South-east Asia and southern China. The common palm civet is a nocturnal omnivore. Its primary food source is fruit such as chiku, mango, and rambutan. It has a fondness for palm flower sap,...

Striped-necked Mongoose
2007-01-19 19:47:18

The striped-necked mongoose (Herpestes vitticollis) is a species of mongoose found in southern India.

Snow leopard
2007-01-19 14:10:24

The snow leopard (Uncia uncia or Panthera uncia), sometimes known as the ounce, is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of central and south Asia. The taxonomic position of this species has been subject to change. In the past, many taxonomists included the snow leopard in the genus Panthera, with several of the other largest felids. It was later placed in its own genus, Uncia. However,...

Daurian Hedgehog
2007-01-10 12:17:01

The Daurian Hedgehog (Mesechinus dauuricus) is a solitary small hedgehog. It is listed in Red book of Russian Federation as a protected species with an unclear status. It is generally considered to be endangered species. The IUCN lists it as "least concern". It populates the Transbaikal region of Russia (this region is sometimes called Dauria, hence the name) and Northern Mongolia. It lives...

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.