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2009-02-12 16:37:14

Police in Massachusetts said a man who asked officers for help removing handcuffs wound up in another pair when officers discovered warrants for his arrest. Barnstable police said Allahmanamjad Barbel, 21, arrived at the police station at 2 p.m. Wednesday with a set of police-issue handcuffs dangling from one wrist, the Cape Cod (Mass.) Times reported Thursday. Barbel told officers that his younger sister had slipped the handcuffs onto his wrist during a children's party in Hyannis, Mass. He...

2007-09-01 18:06:56

By DAVE HOUGHTON RIVER DANE Prospects are excellent and there have been a number of reports showing good sport with chub, dace, roach and barbel to 8lb. RIVER RIBBLE Balderstones, Ribchesterand the Clitheroe waters have all been producing quality chub, roach and large barbel. RIVER DEE Barbel continue to be caught at Almere Ferry and Rossett, dace and roach feature in good catches around barbel and on the lower river, roach and providing good sport at Sandy Lane. RIVER...


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Asian Arowana, Scleropages formosus
2013-10-17 08:51:48

The Asian Arowana (Scleropages formosus) comprises several phenotypic varieties of freshwater fish that are distributed geographically across Southeast Asia. As they are native to Southeast Asia, Asian Arowana inhabits blackwater rivers and slow moving water flowing through the forested swamps and wetlands. The adults feed on other fish while the juveniles feed on insects. These popular aquarium fish have special cultural importance in areas that are influenced by the Chinese culture....

African Sharptooth Catfish, Clarias gariepinus
2013-02-09 08:30:28

Image Credit: WA Djatmiko/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0, 2.5, 2.0 and 1.0) The African sharptooth catfish is native throughout Africa, and the Middle East, and in the 1980’s it was introduced all over the world. This catfish lives on muddy bottoms in freshwater lakes, rivers, swamps, man-made habitats, and occasionally found in urban sewage systems. This species is able to crawl across dry ground to another body of water when one pool dries up. It is also able to survive for long periods of...

Silver Arowana, Osteoglossum Bicirrosum
2012-12-26 17:27:47

The silver arowana is native to South America in the Amazon, Rupununi, and Oyapock rivers. It is a freshwater fish that is commonly kept in aquariums. This fish will spend most of its adult life swimming near the surface feeding. It is also very aggressive towards other silver arowana. The silver arowana is a bony fish that has a long body and very large scales. Both top and bottom fins extend all the way to the tapered tail, which are almost connected together. The mouth slants upward...

Airbreathing Catfish, Clarias Gariepinus
2012-12-25 12:26:23

Air breathing catfish or clariids are all fresh water fish found mainly in Africa, but also can be found in Syria, southern Turkey, and Southeast Asia. There are 14 different groups and 100 different species of clariids. Clariids have an elongated body with a long dorsal fin (top fin) and a long anal fin (bottom fin). Around the mouth there are 4 barbels (whiskers) and the clariids are the only species to have a labyrinth organ (a tree-like organ on the 2nd and 4th gill. This organ allows...

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2008-10-16 17:40:22

The Common Barbel (Barbus barbus) is a species of freshwater fish that belongs to the Cyprinidae family of minnows and carps. It is native throughout Europe and China. It has been introduced to Morocco and Italy. They are usually found at the bottom of rivers and open water. They only play a small role in commercial agriculture, but they are a very popular sport fish. The adult barbel can be as much as 4 feet long and weigh up to 26 pounds. However it is more typically found 20-40 inches...

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